This little vintage hooked mat was purchased Sunday at the Milan, Ohio, antique show. I don't think the show was as high quality as in previous years and the threat of storms kept some dealers away, but overall it was still a very good show with lots of great antiques. This mat measures just under 13" x 16" and has serious damage issues on all four sides, but for the price, I just couldn't not bring it home. I have an idea for finishing the edges, but am not sure what to do about cleaning it. There is one area that is stained (on the right, by the fence) and overall just looks dirty. I don't want to wait until the snow flies to try snow cleaning, but I don't want it to fall apart either. Has anyone tried soaking a rug like this in Woolite? Any other suggestions?
Oh, my. Have you seen the latest Rebecca Erb wool samples? They are wonderful. So wonderful that I ordered six yards of wool. I shouldn't have, but I just couldn't help myself. These three are her coverlet colors. The colors are to die for in person, nothing like is showing here.
I am absolutely in love with the top wool. It is called Portabella.
I also stocked up on two of my "go to" wools, reversible black and flax and linen. Two "must have" wools.
Now if I'd just get the hook to linen. I have a couple patterns ready to go, but just haven't found the time to start either. Maybe tomorrow . . . sigh.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
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