Flower Basket Penny Rug
This is a 21.5" wide by 26" high penny rug. An all hand stitched wool on wool appliqued piece done in the buttonhole stitch. The colors are achieved by dyeing and over dyeing the fabrics. The name of this work "Penny Rug" comes from the use of coins as templates for patterns in sewing in the early 19th century. The piece is mounted on stretchers and is ready to hang on the wall. An original design signed at bottom.