Here is a throwback to an earlier time, when telephones were first being introduced. A telephone chair such as this would easily be found in a hotel lobby, or the halls of the well-to-do in the 1920’s and 1930’s. More genteel than standing at a wall phone, these chairs provided a shelf or drawer to contain a phone book, or a pad and pencil.
I found this one in an antique store and hooked the chairpad to make it my own.
I bound the edges of the mat, to provide extra durability, and to connect the mat to the chair, I sewed in a plastic mesh. I attached ribbons to the mesh, rather than to the burlap backing, to avoid wear and tear.
By luck, I managed to find a toy phone from the period and a hotel sign, and the whole sheebang sits in the entryway to our house. (Below the chair is a 1970 Priscilla Turner Rug.) Read more at http://www.littlehouserugs.com/featured-rug-telephone-chairpad-january-2016.html
This Telephone Chairpad is featured on the website this month. It is available as a pattern, kit or finished piece. Blog subscribers can get the Telephone Chairpad for 20% off. (http://hstrial-jtaylor9.homestead.com/blog-special-telephone-chairpad.html)
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Do you have a rug you would like to see featured on Little House Rugs? Contact me! Every rug has a story, and we love to hear all about them. Perhaps you found a rug in an antique store, or inherited one? Maybe it is a rug you have made? Send me a picture and write a few words about it, and if your rug is featured, you will receive a free half-yard of linen, or our recycled cotton rug hooking bag, so what are you waiting for?
Last year, as a thank you to all our customers, we had a drawing to give away a hand-hooked Victorian Santa. This year, customers who spend fifty dollars any time between now and November 25, 2016 will be entered to win the Good Dog rug, valued at $385.00!
This is a rug I found on ebay. It started out with a very different background, a bright green acryllic which was not very attractive, so I redesigned it to bring it up to date, saving the charming dog. You can read the story of this rug, from start to finish, unhooking and rehooking at http://www.littlehouserugs.com/featured-rug-good-dog-april-2012.html
Just as we did last year, any customer who spends $50 will be entered to win the Good Dog rug (if you spend $100 you will be entered twice, if you spend $150 you will be entered three times, etc.).
I will be teaching a beginning rug hooking class on February 20 in Portland, OR. See the website for more information.
Next month’s blog topic, Three Easy Ways to Create Shading!