Dimensions: 60" x 60"
Materials: #3-cut hand-dyed wool on monk's cloth
Designed by Skaket from Heirloom Rugs and hooked by Marion Sachs, York, Pennsylvania, 2017. Photo by Bill Bishop of Impact Xpozures.
Featured in: Celebration 28
"A little story about Victory Rose. A few years ago, my teacher, Peg Hannum, was retiring and downsizing. This day she was selling her old rug patterns. 'No.' I didn’t need another. I closed my eyes and said, 'Don’t look,' then my friend Patti said, 'I’ll take it.' And I’m saved. Months later Patti decided to sell 'Rose,' and another friend Mary said she would take it. Needless to say, a few months later 'Mary' was back with 'Rose.' 'Marion, do you want to do "Rose?"' she said. Yes, but I’m not buying another pattern. Guess what, Mary gave her to me. Right away I started color planning and dyeing. Thanks to Peggy, I dye my own wool. I use only woolrich wool #3 cut. The pattern is on monk’s cloth. It’s also about 5’ x 5’. First, I spot dyed the background a mottled black then the big rose in the center. I dyed two different sets of swatches and cross swatched them for the big rose. I was happy with that. Now the pansy. Again, I used the red from one of the smaller roses and added 'J.T. 23' to it and that worked fine. And so, the rug was started. It took me about ten months to complete, whip around, and press. I entered 'Rose' in the Maryland State Fair this summer. She got 1st place and Judges' Choice. So that’s the story of Victory Rose's journey. Now she has a home, and Peg, Patti, and Mary can visit any time they would like to."
- Marion Sachs, Celebration Hall of Fame 2018