This new purchase just arrived today. I first got a look at it when in a class with Ali Strebel as she had taken a copy to show us. Ali also taught us how to do all those old rug making techniques depicted in the book and which our foremothers did many years ago.
A photo of the front cover.
A photo of the index or contents of the hardback book.
And there are several pages of beautiful examples of antique rugs with close ups of the various types of shirring, yarn sewn rugs and many other techniques used back then.
Then I sat down and started reading about how rugs were used then. Most of us oldies have learned they were used as table covers or bed rugs (bed spreads known today) and not until the turn of the 19th century were they used as rugs "under foot". I didn't want to put the book down but now plan to start all over from the very front of the book and read it cover to cover to refresh my knowledge of the history of hand created rugs.
It was researched and written by Jan Whitlock with Tracy Jamar, if you wish to own a book of your own the ISBN is 978-1-4675-4866-3.
Have a great evening and thankfully there was not much accumulation for me here these past couple days.