Hooked rugs of the midwest : A Handcrafted History. / Mary Collins Barile.
- ISBN: 9781614239482 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
The art of rug hooking, which consists of pulling dyed and cut wool fabric pieces through a backing, has typically been associated with New England, the South and Canada. Yet rugs from the American Midwest have contributed just as much to the development of the craft and its continuing popularity. The story of hooked rugs in the Midwest is a ragbag blending of romance, folklore, myth and common sense told through the colors of barns and sky, golden wheat, farm ponds, red clay, red brick, steel, glass and fountains. In this vividly illustrated history, Mary Collins Barile shakes out the dust from the Midwestern hooked rug with the vigor its unique blend of utility and imagination deserves.
Electronic reproduction. San Francisco : The History Press, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4265 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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