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Schiffer Publishing

Rags to Rugs Hooked & Handsewn Rugs Of Pennsylvania

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Rug hooking has been part of American women's household tasks for a long time. In southeast Pennsylvania, frugal sewers saved and shared their textile scraps to create useful, pretty rugs, especially in the late 19th and 20th centuries. To document the region's hooked rug arts, The Heritage Center of Lancaster County conducted the Lancaster County Rug Harvest from 2004 to 2006, which culminated in their lavish exhibit, "Rags To Rugs, Pennsylvania Hooked, and Handsewn Rugs," in 2007. This book serves as a permanent record of these rugs, the Rug Harvest, and the exhibit.
The book documents each step and evolving techniques to design, make, sell, and use hooked rugs. It features regional details to look for and credit to many talented people who contributed to the art and its heritage. Over 170 color photographs display the designs, from abstract to botanical and pictorial, and illustrate the styles.
Pages: 160
173 color photos
Herr, Patricia T.