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    ©LouiseMcCrady Shirret Sunflower brooch
     
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      Madison CT 06443  US
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      © Lexi McCrady 2018



THE ART OF
SHIRRET



RHYMES WITH
CROCHET



HOW TO SHIRRET

    
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CONTACT & BIO

 

Shirret is a recycling
fabric technique for
making cozy rugs that
started before the Civil
War. In the 1930s a
number of lady travelers
taught the technique in
sanitariums and 'yard
goods' sections of
department stores.

Shirret is a warm,
thrifty home decor that
turns favorite old clothes
and fabrics into visual art.
It uses strong cotton rug
cord, and a special rug
needle I manufacture
in the US.

I'm Lexi McCrady, and I
am the third generation
of Shirret. My grown
children Juliet and Lovis
are the fourth. They both
started Shirreting at ages
8 and 10. Katy Ent and
Louise McCrady began
in Indiana and migrated
their teaching to
New England festivals
and state fairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an educational site created to share Shirret rug making information. Shirret is a word Louise McCrady invented. It combines shirring and rhymes with crochet.
Mother to Daughter to Mother to Daughter, four generations surround Louise McCrady from West Hartford Connecticut and Indianapolis.



       




            



            
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At age 8, Juliet shirreted this pouch for her drum sticks. She stitched her own way. Her method was wonderfully haphazard and yet so orderly. I love this bag!