The whole East Coast is a buzzing about the snow — so I’m jumping on the snowwagon — remembering my story all about rya rugs, which I posted two years ago. The story included a delightful video by rugmaker Melinda Byrd, and I remembered didn’t she talk about cleaning rya rugs in the snow? Yes! I think that what she’s saying is that because virgin wool still contains its lanolin, the snow crystals glom on and carry away the dirt particles. I’m watching the skies (no big snow here in the Berkshires yet) and then I’m going to take my vintage V’Soske rya rug out for a spin.
Oh, and what if you don’t have a rya rug? How about making a snowtini. A fellow Berkshirite, Kevin Sprague, has made a video to show you how.
Snow? We’re making plans. But of course: #1: Be safe, everyone! Click on through for the two instructive videos:
Clean your virgin wool rya rug in the snow — starts at about 08:30:
My stories about rya rugs:
- 15 rya rug designs from 1964 — and avideo with Melinda Byrd on their history, construction and care.
- 5 Willy Wonka wonderful rya rug designs you can buy today.