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Carol Furtado was working from home long before it was a trend. For her, the decision may have been solidified on a beautiful spring day. After graduating from art school at the University of Michigan, Furtado was enjoying a leisurely walk to a not-so-enjoyable desk job on campus involving student records. (When asked if she worked out of the Office of the Registrar, she jokes that she can't remember--that's how unexciting it was.) "I got docked minutes for getting to work late, but it was worth it," she recalls. "And it really pushed me toward what I was aiming at anyway: doing my own work, selling my own things, living within my means."

That was more than forty years ago. After deciding she "couldn't stand the idea of going into a building and working all day," Furtado quit her job to become a full-time fiber artist. She works from a studio behind her modest, window-filled home off W. Liberty, making scarves, hats, and other forms of wearable art.

Furtado enjoys not being under someone's thumb and the flexibility of working at home. She can work hard in the morning, when she feels most alert and can take advantage of the natural light. By two or three o'clock, she says, "I'm wiped out."

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