Obviously I'll need to get out my black walnut dye or tea stain once it is hooked and apply it to tone some areas down a little. No way can I hook to give the mellow loved and worn appearance of an antique.
For any of you just now joining my blog this is the original antique that I am attempting to replicate. And if you look further back at previous posts will see what I tried to give the worn look at the top left side of the rug. But I didn't think it would work.
It was hooked and/or located in Pennsylvania and the auction house suggested it was hooked in the early 20th century with cotton and wool. I have named it Red Bird of Pennsylvania to credit that state for the find.
Have a good evening.