When I first designed my hand hooked Maine Bicentennial Lobster Pillow, people repeatedly asked what the story was with 1820. Â Now that 2020 has come and gone, and Maine celebrated its 200th anniversary of statehood, the picture is clearer. Â The year 1820 was the year that Maine was first incorporated as a state and 2020 is its auspicious Bicentennial marker.
My Maine Bicentennial Lobster Pillow is chocked full of wit and charm. Â This fellow has a personality that will light up your rooms. Â He will remind you of all the happy memories of coastal Maine summers. Â You’ll practically hear the seagulls overhead and the quiet, distinctive glug glug of the lobster boats.
I hook each Maine Bicentennial Lobster Boat Pillow with a combination of new, recycled, and vintage wool and cashmere. Â I even dye some of it myself. Â All this is hooked on a high quality linen foundation fabric. Â Each lobster pillow is backed with my favorite antique European homespun hemp linen–which may vary from pillow to pillow. Two examples of backing material are shown in the photos.
As with all handmade items, each piece is a one of a kind. Â Therefore, each will vary a bit from one to the next. Â Please allow for this special nature of handmade and expect some slight variations from the photo.
Measures about 17″ x 12″.
If you prefer your lobsters a bit more plain, there is another version of our fellow here.