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Weaving Shaker Rugs

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

Author: Mary Elva Congleton Erf

Learn how to make colorful, 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 will learn how ten original rugs were woven and then get detailed instructions on how to make ten reproduction rugs, with full explanations of the dyeing, the warp material, the weft materials, and how to weave, as well as instructions for weaving Shaker tapes. 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 unusual in their design, they are perfect for the purpose they are meant to serve, and they are beautiful in quality.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer; 1 edition (October 27, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764349074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764349072
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.2 x 11 inches
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Weaving Shaker Rugs: Traditional Techniques to Create Beautiful Reproduction Rugs and Tapes

Author: Mary Elva Congleton Erf

Learn how to make colorful, 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 will learn how ten original rugs were woven and then get detailed instructions on how to make ten reproduction rugs, with full explanations of the dyeing, the warp material, the weft materials, and how to weave, as well as instructions for weaving Shaker tapes. 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 unusual in their design, they are perfect for the purpose they are meant to serve, and they are beautiful in quality.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer; 1 edition (October 27, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764349074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764349072
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.2 x 11 inches

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