Hooked Rugs of the Midwest: A Handcrafted History

Hooked Rugs of the Midwest: A Handcrafted History

by Mary Collins Barile
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609498177
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Mary Collins Barile is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri. She is a board member of the Missouri Center for the Book, the Missouri Parks Association, the Friends of Historic Boonville (where she resides), the MU Libraries Friends and the Western Writers Association.

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