My long departed inspiration has been from Magdalena Briner. So far I've only hooked 4 1/2 rug designs attributed to her. They are:
Dog and Crows
and.... the half rug of 1885 Horses which I have pictured here.
In all honesty my adoration of Magdalena rugs wouldn't have happened had it not been for the research and devotion of the woman who loves Magdalena more than me... Evelyn Lawrence. She worked years to research and compile information about her life and rugs from family and historical information. This is a picture of the book which will provide pictures of original Magdalena hooked rugs as well as rugs that Evelyn hooked to replicate her endeavor. It is a very good read with historical information as well as the eye candy. http://www.rughookingtraditions.com/Book_Order_Form.html
AND...... as an added bonus for all you lovers of all things primitive, and particularly Magdalena, there is a group on Rug Hooking Daily which you can join, ask questions, post pictures of similar designs you've hooked. So please feel free to join the group on Rug Hooking Daily.