Friday, June 28, 2013

Remember Red Bird?

For those of you who have been following me for a while you will remember when I was hooking an antique adaptation of a rug found in Pennsylvania which I titled "Red Bird of Pennsylvania" for provenance sake.  Yesterday afternoon I received a picture of Karin's version and wrote to ask permission to post her wonderful rug adaptation and she graciously said, 'yes'.  Karin did a magnificent job hooking this and actually prefer her wavy border color to mine.  Great job Karin, and thanks for allowing me to share.
Here is my hooked adaptation and you can see how much softer Karin's wavy border is.  If you read the previous journey of hooking the rug you also know that I dabbed some black walnut dye in spots to sorta soften the brightness of the wavy border.  Also I prefer Karin's more narrow and subtle light beauty line.  Oh well, next time I hook it I'll do it a little different I'm sure.
Here is another adaptation done by Margaret, who was also kind to share her version and also gave permission to post a picture after she hooked hers.  Both Karin and I were trying stay with the drab dark antique look and Margaret had visions of a brighter rug to suit her home.
And finally, this is the original antique from which I designed the pattern.
If anyone should be interested in purchasing the pattern to hook it your way, it will be drawn on Dorr natural primitive linen, measures 18 x 35 (original was 21 x 39) and the cost will be $65 plus $6 shipping.  Please write me at to order. 

Have a great weekend everyone.  And, thanks for dropping by.



  1. Saundra ~
    Karin's version is wonderful, too! Is that Karin of Primitive Spirits?
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs :)

  2. they are all wonderful each has it's own special qualities.


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