Trying to figure out the origins of the following


Hello folks:
We are trying to find out the origins of the following
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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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keep.earth.clean
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Donna
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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Olwyn.Mary
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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MargW
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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mirjam

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