In previous posts I've shown antique rugs which were finished by folding over the foundation and pulling loops thru the layers. In one step it protects the edge of the foundation and a form of self-binding. I tried to do that with this piece but found it difficult to manipulate the loops on the edge. Don't know how they did it back in the day.
Since I want this piece to resemble an antique I don't want a whipped edge as that would make it look too modern. As would wool or cotton rug binding not look authentic. So will fold over the foundation and tack it down. After all it isn't going on the floor so won't get lots of use. Am sure it will go on a wall or put on a table somewhere here.