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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Sweet Liberty

Liberty of London's fall 2010 series of sewing and knitting classes, Liberty Stitch, starts tomorrow so this Atlanta find seems timely. Above is a detail view of a 19th-century English needlepoint rug hand-worked, according to dealer Allan Arthur, in wool by Liberty. (The venerable London emporium has been in business for 135 years.) It's actually a copy of an earlier Shirvan rug that appears to have been interpreted with fashionable Victorian Crazy Quilt colors. See the entire rug here.

 [Image via Liberty of London.]

More for hands-on types: Hardware Stores vs. Shoe Boutiques
[Liz's Antique Hardware photographed by Art Streiber published in Shabby Chic, Harper Collins, 1996.]

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