Rug patterns, one might think, from the 1950s would be quite outdated an not desirable in today's home. However, I'm not sure that a rug design ever becomes undesirable. Here, let me show you.
On the front cover:
No 5101 Sculptured Block Rug - made up in 10-1/2 inch tufted blocks to form a large
rug measuring 46 x 74 inches.
No 5102 - The White Numdah Rug measures 39 x 24-1/2 inches with a nice floral and leaf embroidered design and plenty of fringe.
No 5103 Sectional Tufted Rug, featuring a tri-diamond motif and outlining border measures a large 34 x 72 inches.
No 5104 Loop Stitch Border Rug, just like titled in one, two or three colors of your choice,
measures 24-1/2 by 36 inches.
No 5105/06 Lazy Daisy Loops Oval and Round Rug have looped stitch circles as a border. The oval rug is 31 x 43 inches and the round rug is 28 inches in diameter.
and a wavy loop stitch border. The seat cover is the small standard size.
No 5108 Kitten Rug has three kitty cats cross stitched with loop stitches all the way around. The area rug is small at 22 x 32 inches.
No 5110 Americana Rug has three color bands and a nice fringed edge all around the 46-1/2 x 28 inches.
No 5111 - Ring Around o' Loops Rug - with three sections of loop stitching measures 34 inches in diameter.
No 5113 Colonial Squares made up in 6 blocks that form a geometric design when joined is surrounded by a solid border. The finished rug measures 34-1/2 x 25 inches.
No 5114 Woven Rug is made of a crochet base with the colors darned through. It measures 63 x 46 before the end fringe is added.
One cool thing that American Thread did here was to give directions on each pattern for substitution of materials to make smaller version of the rug.
Another sign of the times were the loop stitch rugs. (Perhaps a very early sign that led us to shag rugs?) My personal favorite is the sculptured Block Rug. Although it could be made in two shapes, the tone on tone has a very contemporary look. And I'm sure our little girls would love to sit and play on the Lazy Daisy Rugs -- made up in pinks and purples.
I enjoyed working through this book. I've reworked each of the patterns to clean, crisp documents and they are listed in the shop - just follow the links under the pictures, should you be interested.
Thanks for dropping by,