Weaving Shaker Rugs: Traditional Techniques to Create Beautiful Reproduction Rugs and Tapes

Weaving Shaker Rugs: Traditional Techniques to Create Beautiful Reproduction Rugs and Tapes

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by Mary Elva Congleton Erf

Learn how to make colourful, gorgeously patterned rugs using the 200-year-old techniques of the Shakers. The author researched and analyzed textiles at five historic Shaker village sites before developing a method to create new versions of these classics. You'll learn how 10 original rugs were woven, and then get detailed instructions on how to make the dyeing, the warp material, the weft material, and how to weave, as well as instructions for weaving Shaker tape.

Learn about the history of the Shakers in America and the impact of their craftsmanship on our arts tradition. Like all items used in daily Shaker life, these rugs have three outstanding characteristics: they are simple, they are perfect for the purpose they are meant to serve, and they are beautiful in quality.

Hardcover, spiral bound. 142pg.