Vintage Textiles

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How to clean and care for hooked rugs

When the experts were asked for advice for the care and display of hooked rugs, they came up with a list of tips anyone can follow to clean antique hook rugs. Without exception, avoid the vacuum cleaner; use a manual carpet sweeper or a broom. One expert advises: "“If you want a rug for...

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Wool Art: Antique hooked rugs move from the floor to the wall

Beginning about a century-and-a-half ago, men and women created hooked rugs to warm their hearths and homes. Wool rug hooking is thought to have begun in Canada’s easternmost provinces and in the Northeast United States. These folk art floor coverings, which were originally made to cover dirt floors, were fashioned out of ingenuity and...

The Green Factor: New show bets on vintage fashion collectors

Available at shop.collect.com BURBANK, Calif. — Continuing their long tradition of organizing specialty shows, Caskey Lees has announced a new vintage costume jewelry and vintage fashion event scheduled to debut July 10 at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank. More than 60 exhibitors will showcase collections offering everything from new, vintage and estate gold and gemstone...

Modern Vintage Chicago giving a shout-out for handbags

CHICAGO — Vintage handbags galore will be offered up during the April 16-17 Modern Vintage Chicago show. Some of the exclusive handbag collections you’ll see include: Adrienne Astrologo, Lady Bag International – Adrienne wrote the Rizzoli book on handbags and will be showcasing a huge collection of vintage Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermes, Prada, Judith...