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Bed rugs (referred to as "ruggs" during the late eighteenth century) are completely home-manufactured products. The wool yarn pile is needleworked (not hooked, as was once assumed) in running stitch on a base of handloomed wool or linen

N. L. | Bed rug | American | The Met

Maker: N. L.. Date: 1796. Geography: Made in Colchester, Connecticut, United States. Culture: American. Medium: Wool embroidered with wool. Dimensions: 93 1...

Wool Bed Rug "Joseph and Olive Abbott," Connecticut River Valley, dated March 1775 Wool Quilts, Applique Quilts, Wool Rug, Bed Rug, Whole Cloth Quilts, Antique Beds, Rug Inspiration, Hand Hooked Rugs, Braided Rugs

Wool Bed Rug "Joseph and Olive Abbott," | Sale Number 2744M, Lot Number 306 | Skinner Auctioneers

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Bed Rug 1786

Large tan rug with black and brown floral motif.

Bed Rug | The Art Institute of Chicago

Hannah Johnson, 1796

This bed rug is needleworked in looped running stitch, which has been cut to form a pile surface on the light brown/ochre woven wool base. The base is made of three panels of fabric, sewn together at their selvedges

M. B. | Bed Rug | American | The Met

American bed rugs (referred to as "ruggs" during the late eighteenth century) are, for the most part, completely home-manufactured products. The wool-yarn pile is needleworked (not hooked, as was once assumed) in running stitch on a base of hand-loomed wool or linen

This article discusses the history of rug hooking in America and includes interviews with some of the leading rug hookers in the country today.

Early American Writings

Mercy Post American, active c. 1824 United States, New York, Herkimer County, New Port Bedcover, 1824 Wool, twill weave; embroidered with wool in detached chain, Roumanian, satin, surface satin and stem stitches; edged with buttonhole-stitched loops and woven cut fringe

Bedcover | The Art Institute of Chicago

Mercy Post, 1824

BED RUG /Artist unidentified, Connecticut River Valley, United States, wool on woven × collection American Folk Art Museum, gift of Virginia Esmerian: Photo credit: John Parnell

New York City

Bed Rug - Packard family member Jericho, Vermont 1806 Wool 94 x 90 in. American Folk Art Museum, gift of Cyril Irwin Nelson in honor of Cary Forney Baker Jr.

Works – Textiles – Browse Collection – eMuseum

This bed rug is needleworked in looped running stitch, which has been cut to form a pile surface on the light brown/ochre woven wool base. The base is made of three panels of fabric, sewn together at their selvedges

M. B. | Bed Rug | American | The Met

American bed rugs (referred to as "ruggs" during the late eighteenth century) are, for the most part, completely home-manufactured products. The wool-yarn pile is needleworked (not hooked, as was once assumed) in running stitch on a base of hand-loomed wool or linen

Wool Bed Rug "Joseph and Olive Abbott," Connecticut River Valley, dated March 1775 Wool Quilts, Applique Quilts, Wool Rug, Bed Rug, Whole Cloth Quilts, Antique Beds, Rug Inspiration, Hand Hooked Rugs, Braided Rugs

Wool Bed Rug "Joseph and Olive Abbott," | Sale Number 2744M, Lot Number 306 | Skinner Auctioneers

View auction on www.skinnerinc.com