Wednesday, August 14, 2013

AMERICAN SEWN RUGS ~ ~ ~

This was one of the special displays at the Sauder rug show today ~ antique hooked and stitched rugs. Beautiful ~ every one!



I especially loved seeing this rug in person since I've hooked Barbara Carroll's version of it! It's a great rug!




Loved these.


So beautiful even now. Some of these rugs date back to the 1800's.




Colors still good!


LOVE this rug in person!



Pretty!


Great old rug!



Wool appliqué with lovely color still.




So soft and elegant.


So pretty!



Very appealing.


This is stitched and appliquéd.




Top one is appliqué.


Gorgeous color in the bottom rug.



Two versions of the same pattern.



Contemporary rugs done by Tracy Jamar ~ very creative!





Tracy and Jan Whitlock authored this book and were there this evening autographing our copies as we purchased! I've only skimmed thru it but I can tell its a great history of the sewn rug and one we'll use as a reference for a long time to come!

Our first day went fast ~ the rugs are beautiful,if you get a chance to be here this week ~ the vendors have lots for you to buy ~ and I'm thrilled to get a bolt of SPARKLY wool that I'm going to dye for my next show!!!

More to come ~ stay tuned!

Alice

P.S. ~ the authors asked me to remind everyone that most of these rugs are covered under the copyright law!!



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3 comments:

Saundra said...

Lucky you to see those beauties in person. I'm sure you are in sensory overload mode. Enjoy.

Saundra

Karen said...

How beautiful those rugs are. I've been to quilt shows and liked them but never a hooked rug one and I know I would like it even better.
Blessings
Karen

s said...

Thanks so much for posting Alice!
Loved getting to see these rugs!
Sheila