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Image Old Coats and Hooked Rugs
By Sharon Brown on September 6, 2010

This is the story of a very special little coat that touched my heart in 1948, wove its way into a rose patterned rug in 1954, then came home to live with me in 2010. It's also a story about hooked rugs, an almost forgotten art.

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ImageMaryE
Sep 7, 2010 8:07 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
What a wonderful article, and great follow up pictures contributed by others. I see that talent runs in several families here.

Pendleton Woolen Mills started about 90 miles from me. I toured their mill several years ago and remember that in the store part of the building, there was a huge box of scraps. They were in many colors, some plain, some plaid, and were sold by the pound. Below is a link to several pages where you might find a source. I hope it helps.
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=9&oq=Pend...
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageSharon
Sep 7, 2010 9:18 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Mary...thank you so much!

I hadn't even thought of the woolen mills.
ImageMaryE
Sep 7, 2010 5:34 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
I haven't thoroughly explored the links. Hope you can find what you need. They might not have their scrap bin listed, but a phone call might get some results. Maybe there are woolen mills in your area? I remember poking through the bin at Pendleton and finding some good sized chunks that were parts of blankets but had a gap or bunched up threads, crooked edges, etc.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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