Sarah Hartwell, 2015

"Thrifty Rug Making" by Bessie Hawker-Smith was published by Pitman in the 1950s and went through at least 5 reprints. It covered various methods of rug-making. The section on hooked or knotted rugs describes the use of Brown's rug tool, more often used for making rag rugs. It also has the recipe for making flour-and-water paste for stiffening the canvas or stiffening a limp rug.



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