Any time is a good time for a rug show even if the style or cut may not be your personal choice.
Thought the above rug was adorable of a man with pipe and his dogs. The original was 20 x 39, early 20th century.
Yeah I know Easter has come and gone but bunnies are abundant and visible this time of year. Above is an old rug with three rabbits and fauna, 13 x 25 from Sturbridge, MA 19th century.
Above is an American New Engand historical rug known as Cogwells Grant which was hooked between 1890-1925. The original measured 28 x 39. Just recently someone on Facebook presented her adaptation of the rug and had done a fine job, this is also on my 'to do' list.
What is it about lions which intrigues me so much. Perhaps it has to do with the 'weavers' lion and maybe this is where the design came from. OH ~ and I love the scrolls. Must admit I was scared of hooking scrolls until I took a class with Barb Carroll.
The rug taken to a class with Barb was an ES Frost Sheep rug and wanted the scrolls but did not know where to start. She informed me there were different styles of scrolls and gave me a verbal mini lesson while at the work station. Below is one style which I've also seen on old rugs since class.
If you are interested in taking a class with Barb with a group or wish to be a 'fill in' should someone happen to cancel, you can contact Barb HERE.