Trying to figure out the origins of the following

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Hello folks:

We are trying to find out the origins of the following

http://picasaweb.google.com/Keep.Earth.Clean/Textile_w_unknown_origin #

We think it dates back to a great aunt's purchase in mid 1800's,
possibly in France or England.

Comments would be appreciated.


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Donna wrote:
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I would have to see it in person, and also examine the back, but from
the photo it looks very like the hooked rugs which have been made for
generations in England.  My grandmother used to make the most exquisite
ones, all designed by herself, using hessian - burlap in the U.S. - and
wool of about what we would now call worsted weight.  She gave them to
her church for fundraisers.  I didn't get a single one, dammit.  Not
even for a wedding present!

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans

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It strikes me as a little bit like a William Morris or Liberty of London
piece.  These were available as a piece to be stitched yourself or
prestitched.  If your GA visited London, she may well have gone to the
Liberty shop.  I believe there is a service where you can send a picture
to Liberty and they will check their archives.

MargW

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Nothing to add to all the good advice already given. Do check the
books.

T.


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Thank you to all who responded.


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It looks on the photo like a Tambour Crochet /embroidery work /
This work is done on a loose canvas or even on a loose Juta sack and
the `Chain Embroidery` is hooked on the cnavass , the Thread is held
beneath the canvass , and pulled up with the hook ,,
mirjam

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