Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I love Boston! This rug depicts some of my favorite Boston icons; places that are a “must see” for any visitors!! We have Paul Revere’s House, the Duck Boats, the Ted Williams Tunnel, the Christian Science Building, the Capital with it’s golden dome, the Zakim Bridge, Durgin Park with a feisty waitress holding her bean pot, the Custom House, Symphony ½ shell, Fenway Park, the Oyster House, the Old North Church, the Swan Boats, a few of the "Make Way for Ducklings" sculptures, a Boston bus, T sign, and an arrow pointing to Filenes’s Basement!! Have I left anything out? If I have, it’ll have to go on the next rug!
I used lots of tweeds in this rug to give the impression of brick and stone. The wool used in Old North Church is from a suit coat that was made in the 50"s!
This rug measures 4’ 8” x 2' 8”. This rug is edged with cording that is then wrapped in 100% wool yarn. The cording adds weight that keeps the rug edges flat and gives the rug a beautiful, rich, finished look.