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The Book of Ellen

I pulled together a book using Shutterfly, back in the summer, featuring all the photos and research we’ve done about the Scott Carpet. It was only intended as  something to share with my family, but there’s been some interest from others as well, so I thought I’d post it here. Continue reading

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More finds from my great-great-grandmother

Let’s get this out of the way, first: life’s been a little busy for the last month-and-a-half. Good busy, but busy. The Cecilia cardi that I was so worried about looked great at my friends’ wedding, I’ve been knitting like mad to make a sample shawl for another friend’s shop re-opening, and work’s been getting increasingly hectic. But none of that is what’s brought me back to the blog today!

(More below the cut — this is a long, image-heavy post, so load it at your own risk!)

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More weaving

As promised, here’s more on my new obsession… Continue reading

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Another obsession…

It started innocently enough, with some plain kitchen cotton. Continue reading

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The Scott Carpet Saga, continued: Granny’s carpet

There’s one more story to tell in this series of posts about the incredible carpet that was spun, dyed, and woven by my great-great-grandmother. This particular story is, for me, the absolute definition of irony.

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The Scott Carpet Saga, Continued: The Carpet Itself

Previous posts on the Scott Carpet Saga, if you’re just joining us:

Now, finally, let’s have a good, close look at this carpet.

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The Scott Carpet Saga, continued: Family History

We knew some things about the Scott Carpet from family lore — I summarized what I was able to pull together in my original post about the carpet, back in the winter. Continue reading

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The Scott Carpet Saga

Remember back in February when I posted about my great-great-grandmother’s incredible carpet? I have updates!

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The Scott Carpet

(Brace yourselves, this is a LONG post.)

While I was visiting my grandmother, I got curious about a piece of woven carpet that she has on her wall. I knew a little bit about it, but everything I knew prompted me to ask more questions!

Family history

Hanging on the wall

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