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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Hancock Shaker Museum, MA; Mystic Seaport, CT... Rag Rugs and Bands

Day tripping this April in March like weather.  In New England, we had 61 days of March weather this year.  I got back to the Hancock Shaker Museum near Pittsfield, Massachusetts to photo some more of their rag rugs, a follow-up to my blog last May,

Some of the twists used in the Shaker rugs were wool yarn, some were thin wool cloth strips.

Notice all the bands used as binding on the edges. Some go all around the rug, some are just on the ends. Some wrap from front to back, some just on one side.

I found another small band loom this time and some woven bands.

Mystic seaport in Connecticut, also had rag rugs and  a band loom on display...

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