Nash's Footprints
Finished
October 31, 2020
December 31, 2020

Nash's Footprints

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12-31-2020

The rug belonged to a home in Seattle and was made for that location (probably around 1900s according to Mark). When someone bought the house and was redesigning they didn’t want the rug anymore and Mark got it.

It came to live with us in October 2006, about a year after we moved into our house. It is a chenille rug, made by sewing caterpillar-like strips of woven chenille to a backing material. Our dog Nash tore up some strips while trying to make himself a comfortable place to sleep during the day while he was home alone. Nash is gone now (he died in fall 2020) but his footprints remain in this rug.

I am repairing it by sewing the strips back down to the backing where I can. There is also some older, similar damage that I am repairing and/or stabilizing. In many places the small wool pieces that are the weft in the woven chenille have come loose. So I’m sewing down the the ends of those places, too. That way more of the small weft yarn pieces won’t come loose.

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October 31, 2020
December 31, 2020
  • Project created: November 2, 2020
  • Updated: December 31, 2020