Sunday, September 9, 2007

Pictured is a seat pad hand hooked in the 20's or 30's here in Nova Scotia. I will be offering this vintage hooked rug for sale at our upcoming Quilts at the Harbour quilt show and sale on Sept 29 and 30th. There is a little unravelling at the outside edges, but as you will note, the artist worked far outside the edges of the intended seat pad so it can be restored with no loss to the design. will tell you all about the quilt show and sale.
The rug is hooked from a pattern distributed by Garrett's of New Glasgow, Halifax and Boston; these lovely patterns, after years of storage in the old Garrett's factory in Nova Scotia are now being reproduced again by a Pictou, Nova Scotia firm.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

About cross stitch flat folds -- See
The Flatfold Finishing Technique Here:

The stitching ends up on one side of an easel structure with coordinating fabric on the back and inside and both sides held together with a hinge at the top and a ribbon near the bottom. I've also seen them with ribbon attached about 3/4 down the side rather than at the very bottom. Hope this description and pictures help.