Marlyn and Her Family’s rug!


This may be an item for your blog as requested. This is a woven square of wool, which belonged to Marlyn’s grandmother. This would make it well over 100 years old. Marlyn’s grandmother came from Perthshire in the East of Scotland. The nearest big city was Dundee which was a town famous for weaving jute into sacks. Thus there was a tradition of weaving and this rug may well have been hand woven. It is a very simple pattern and has mostly been used by us as a picnic blanket. It does have a hole, which I made when I slammed the door of the trunk down on it whilst it was in the car. M carefully sewed it up.   J.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dina
    Jun 26, 2015 @ 14:17:03

    So nice to have something that special.


  2. Sheila Clapkin
    Jun 27, 2015 @ 09:28:35

    Isn’t it nice that they shared this beautiful family heirloom. I had to let everyone see it. Towels full of Holes surely did jog many a memory for a lot of folks. Thank you for your comment.


  3. Sheila Clapkin
    Jun 30, 2015 @ 02:54:36

    From Em,
    Now for the towels all worn but handled with love. Old towels are the best for they take less time to dry. Several months ago I got a new Shower Curtain in a lovely burgundy and of course I needed a matching rug and towels. I decided to get two new ones for the upstairs bathroom too. The towels keep losing color each time they are washed and they need to be washed only with other burgundy things. Thus to save water I am now using our old towels for it is just easier. So yes old towels are good. They are thin and maybe pulled or with holes, but they have been with us so long that it just feels right.


  4. Sheila Clapkin
    Jun 30, 2015 @ 02:58:06

    Many people have written a bit about old clothes with holes and rips that feel like home. They have mentioned favorites that God would have to intervene for them to ever wear the item again, yet it is so sacred they cannot part with it.
    Thank you JoAnne and Judy!


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