Stop by Our Store: 7 Old Searsport Ave, Rte 1, Belfast, Maine 04915             Phone: 207-338-4300
Our hours are:  April  Friday and Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 10-3
May –December open Daily, Monday – Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-3
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Shipping Note: If your complete order is 3 lbs or over, your shipping fee will not be included in the initial charge. We want to make your shipping expense is the most economical to you. We will contact you to discuss your preferred shipping choice and rate. Once you decide on shipping, the shipping fee will be charged to your credit card once your product has shipped.

Return and Exchanges:  Special orders are non-returnable.
Regular orders can be returned within 7 days of receipt in their original packaging and in the case of jewelry, in unworn condition. Please notify the Lupine Cottage by phone or email before the return. The client is responsible for returning the item(s) pre-paid and insured to the Lupine Cottage. Credit issued will not include original shipping and insurance charges. We reserve the right to not accept a return and may require a re-stocking or repair fee if the item has been at all damaged or worn. While our policies are firm for obvious reasons, we will do everything we can to work with you and make sure your experience with us is positive.

The Lupine Cottage Artisan Mary Mosier

Meet Lupine Artisan Mary Mosier

Mary Mosier - I've heard that braided rugs came over from England with the pilgrims and I've also heard that colonists learned the technique from Native Americans. Supposedly early Americans used straw. Back then even rags were needed for other purposes.

 

I braid with wool which is now the most common fabric to use. My mother taught me to braid. She learned from her sister's husband. My uncle, a Marine Corps fighter pilot, taught himself from Fern Carter's Braided Rug Book. I have the book that he used, although it is now in pieces held together with an elastic. My mother and uncle used World War II uniforms they bought at thrift stores.

Because of the limited colors available they learned to dye the wool. When the supply of wool uniforms dried my mother bought wool by the pond from a local woolen mill in Massachusetts where I grew up. There are very few woolen mills left in the United States and what they sell is very expensive.

 

My rugs are made from "Recycled" wool. I buy wool skirts at thrift stores. The skirts are washed, line dried and then torn into strips. Because I do not buy new wool the colors in my rugs are dependent on what was in season a few years back.Braided rugs are colorful, durable and warm. You will enjoy your rug for many many years.
Custom made rugs and chair pads, braided rug repairs and rug completions.