New England Penny Rug
24-1/2 x 38 inches
This is a variation on a penny rug, created in New England from felted wool and wool yarn,
measuring approximately 38 by 24-1/2 inches. The penny rug was a sewing method taught to children at an
early age to teach the buttonhole stitch and applique technique. It was easier for the child's tiny
fingers to execute the stitching because the pieces were larger and therefore easier for them to grip.
I am unable to tell if this is made by a child or an adult. This Penny rug is in complete original
condition with embroidery in the center. There are a couple of little snags that we can restore if
desired but at this point it is simply character. The very heavy weight cotton backing is treadle
machine stitched onto a front foundation fabric.
This Penny Rug is ready to be shipped to you for your in-home approval.