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The Rugs a teaching tool.

The last Rug, Mid Winter/Summer Sun rise/set
"Over many recent years I’ve been making 42” square rugs which have been based on my various interests. What’s interesting about them, apart from the images, is that each of the tufts its built from up to three colours of two ply carpet wool. This wool was acquired from the Wilton carpet factory store very cheaply at £1 a pound. Alas they’ve stopped doing that. As time has passed I’ve got slower and the one a year intent has long gone. The most recent one, showing the sunrise and sunsets at the solstices over stone circles, will be both the latest and final one.”
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Jon Appleton

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Now I’m sharing them with you as well. Some of the diagrams , poems and bits of text here come from the cards and I’ve added some brief notes to give a clue to the meanings and symbolism of the rugs but as I mentioned each of them can act as the basis of both a lengthy talk and discussion. Perhaps I’ll expand the texts or be encouraged to talk about the images elsewhere.
These rugs have been created for many years now, at a rate of less than one a year, for three main reasons.
Firstly to encapsulate in visual form ideas that have interested me, many of which are tackled in this website. Secondly to have a diagram which I can use as the basis of a workshop. Many of these are in a circle of people sitting on the ground in a circle in a tent and I like the informality and matter of factness of a carpet that can be walked on. Thirdly the rugs formed the basis of Yuletide cards that I sent to family and friends each year
Megalithic Insights               						Jon Appleton
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Click the audio play button above to hear Jon talk about his teaching tool rugs.

The Rugs a teaching tool.

"Over many recent years I’ve been making 42” square rugs which have been based on my various interests. What’s interesting about them, apart from the images, is that each of the tufts its built from up to three colours of two ply carpet wool. This wool was acquired from the Wilton carpet factory store very cheaply at £1 a pound. Alas they’ve stopped doing that. As time has passed I’ve got slower and the one a year intent has long gone. The most recent one, showing the sunrise and sunsets at the solstices over stone circles, will be both the latest and final one.”
The last Rug, Mid Winter/Summer Sun rise/set
Click on each rug below for more information.
Now I’m sharing them with you as well. Some of the diagrams , poems and bits of text here come from the cards and I’ve added some brief notes to give a clue to the meanings and symbolism of the rugs but as I mentioned each of them can act as the basis of both a lengthy talk and discussion. Perhaps I’ll expand the texts or be encouraged to talk about the images elsewhere.
These rugs have been created for many years now, at a rate of less than one a year, for three main reasons.
Firstly to encapsulate in visual form ideas that have interested me, many of which are tackled in this website. Secondly to have a diagram which I can use as the basis of a workshop. Many of these are in a circle of people sitting on the ground in a circle in a tent and I like the informality and matter of factness of a carpet that can be walked on. Thirdly the rugs formed the basis of Yuletide cards that I sent to family and friends each year
Megalithic Insights               						Jon Appleton