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Charlotte artist launches product line at Jo-Ann craft stores

Artist Susan Winget designed and painted a mural that spans three walls in the Winget Park Elementary School's lobby. The mural depicts the Winget family farm, which is near the school, and includes native wildlife and local characters. Winget is launching a product line at Jo-Ann Fabric stores.
Artist Susan Winget designed and painted a mural that spans three walls in the Winget Park Elementary School's lobby. The mural depicts the Winget family farm, which is near the school, and includes native wildlife and local characters. Winget is launching a product line at Jo-Ann Fabric stores. Charlotte Observer

Charlotte artist Susan Winget is launching a product line at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores that will feature more than 200 new prints and decor items in stores across the country.

Winget, a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, began her business in 1982 and now runs it from a studio down the street from her 80-acre family farm in the Steele Creek area.

“Susan’s products invite us to reflect and enjoy the simple things in life – through her artwork, she tells the story of the American home,” Elaine Beeson, divisional vice president, home, seasonal and trend for Jo-Ann, said in a statement.

Goods featured at Joann stores include canvas art, metal roof bird houses, dinnerware, candles and dish towels, Winget wrote in a recent blog post.

Now through Aug. 1, customers at participating Jo-Ann stores can enter to win a print signed by Winget. Winget will also visit stores in Cleveland, Los Angeles and Atlanta this month to talk about her work. The first 200 customers at each event will win a free journal for Winget to sign.

Jo-Ann operates about 850 craft and fabric stores across the U.S.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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