I love Grenfell rugs. I love the clean, modern look of them and the immaculate, evenly hooked rows of old stockings. They are my all-time favorites. I am lucky enough to own two of these prized specimens of Canadian handwork. One, a map of Newfoundland, I won on eBay nearly a decade ago. The other, two sailors in a boat, is a new auction prize. I wasn't in the market for another old mat, but when I saw it I couldn't control my bidding finger.
For more information of the mats of the Grenfell Missions, read Paula Laverty's wonderful book, Silk Stocking Mats: Hooked Mats of the Grenfell Mission. You can visit her website here: Grenfell Hooked Mats