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habitmade's Shop Announcement

HABITMADE STUDIOS is pleased to offer handcrafted luxury items for the home. Our Penny Rugs, Colonial Candle Mats and Whimsical Folk-Art Ornaments make lovely gifts.

Each cut of fabric, original motif and blanket stitch is done by hand in our modest studio - nestled in the Champlain Valley - within the vast landscape that is the Adirondack Park. Your newly purchased item arrives beautifully packaged with tissue, ribbons and gift tag. The artisan signs each piece.

Thank You for browsing our shop!

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THE STORY OF THE PENNY RUG

The Wool Penny Rug and Folk Art Ornaments are as much a delight to design as to assemble, with the added satisfaction of being able to — at last — use all those luscious bits of leftover wool. Nothing wasted!

Much like quilting, penny rug crafting can be a neighborly pursuit with friends gathered round a kitchen table, or the work can be a solitary activity on a cold winter night.

Either way, the process is the same. Gently felt the re-purposed wool carefully cut the ‘penny’ circles, tabs, hearts and flowers, lay the design flat in front of you, thread the needle and begin the blanket stitch.

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--Desiree Raywood for Habitmade Studios
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