I'll bet you all have been itching to see some antique rugs, right? Here ya go. Below is a poor photo as the auction house site wouldn't let me enlarge it. Not sure if this birds and flowers design was a stair riser or a runner.
Love this old and worn rug with deep scallop border ~ colors are wonderful.
A black lamb early 20th century found in Williamsburg, VA was hooked with wool on burlap measuring 18 x 26. If you wanted to take a journey with me when I start my donkey you can either use the sheep, donkey or another design of your choice. I haven't started Lady the Donkey yet but plan to do so soon.
Another small mat is, what looks to me to be a Shorebird. Would be another great option for someone who wanted to go on the journey with me.
Stars and Hearts below was hooked early 19th century and from the Joe and Linda Caputo collection.
The horse rug below I found interesting because I'd like to ask the hooker some questions. Is that "H" a ranch brand? The motif below the H, is that a bucket of water being lifted up from a well? Also, the border looks like it is most scrolls.....BUT, on the left side at the top it almost appears to be a hand making an 'Ok' sign with the thumb being white and the fingers being red.
Yeah, I know I've got an overactive imagination, lol.
The rug below depicts Alden House of Danbury, Massachusetts. Don't know the year it was hooked,
Well, that will do it for today and give me more time to bind the rug. Am hoping to start Lady the Donkey today so there will be something to show you in a day or two. That will give you time to draw out something, pull some wool and follow along with my experiment.