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Mary Rose

Dimensions: 32 1/2" x 58"
Materials: #3- and 4-cut natural-dyed and off-the-bolt wool on cotton rug warp
Adapted from a family photo and hooked by Marilyn Becker, Wausau, Wisconsin, 2014. Photo by Gall Photo.
Featured in: Celebration XXV

"Mary Rose is my mother at age 5. The photo was taken in 1918. The I00% wool in Mom’s dress is white from Dorr Wool and is cut to 1/8” strips. I dyed most of the brown wool with black walnuts from my sister, and I dyed the pink parts with rose petals along with a little commercial dye. The most difficult part was making the daisies in the skirt. A suggestion from my daughter helped… I just made bullion knots made of wool for the petals and sewed them on in a circle and added a Waldoboro center."
- Marilyn Becker, Celebration Hall of Fame 2018

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