Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Magdalena Rugs I've Hooked

In yesterday's post I mentioned hooking a lot of Magdalena rugs; but not nearly as many as Evelyn Lawrence has.  Evelyn has hooked all rugs attributed to Magdalena Briner Eby that are known to be her design from the 1800's.

The first of Magdalena's designs I hooked was 2008 when I foolishly drew out only one half of the design of 1885 Horses.  What the hell was I thinking?  Well actually do know... I didn't want to hook such a big rug and it appeared long.
So the following year, 2009, what do I hook?  Uh, Domestic Zoo, the largest of Magdalena's rugs or any other rug I hooked so far.  After having seen Evelyn's in a rug show at Cape May I was smitten. 
In 2010 hooked Dog and Crows.
Also in 2010 I hooked McCue Eagle.
In 2011 decided to draw a smallish size of Magdalena's Dog and hook that.
Don't know what happened between then and 2014 when I decided to hook Lollipop Bouquet.  Must say it was with a little hesitation I decided to hook it.  Why the hesitation??  Because there were 66 circles which I was dreading.  But of all the Magdalena rugs I've hooked think that one was the most fun.
Then was on a roll during 2014 because I hooked Magdalena's Folk art horse mat size....
...Magdalena's Farm......
.....Magdalena's Olde Ducks.
In 2015 I decided to hook Harvey's Magdalena.  Goodness, what am I going to hook next?  There are so many cool Magdalena rugs left to hook.
Guess I've got to pull out Evelyn's book to see what should be next on my list.  For those of you who may not know, and may have an interest in replicating Magdalena Briner's rugs here is a great book.
Evelyn Lawrence had been researching (and continues to do so) Magdalena's legacy as the most prolific rug hooker of her time.  This is a book well worth the read and the knowledge.
 I apologize for not giving you a link to buy this book but blogger is being a huge pain in the arse tonight.  So due to my frustration level will leave it up to you to figure out how to purchase it.
Have a great evening.


  1. Beautiful, Saundra!! I love Magdalena's style and I love her book...your rugs are beautiful!

  2. All beautiful rugs and I did one with animals for a long runner, but it got ruined. I love making my own rugs but they never last, so have to wait till bean gets bigger.


  3. They are all wonderful Saundra! I have hooked two so far but not in the same colors as Magdalena's. I have the book and just love her style. I have Harvey's Magdalena so think that is what I'll hook next but not sure how I will hook it yet. Thanks for sharing all of your Magdalena rugs all at once. So fun to see them all together. Love them! Lori

  4. Now that is a lot of hooking Saundra! What a beautiful collection of Magdalena rugs! I have yet to hook one! Do you have any words of wisdom for a newbie to this style of hooking? Your rugs are fabulous and I wouldn't know which one I liked best! All of them!!!
    Cathy G

  5. I have not hooked one yet either I like the basket one the most. but all are beautiful.

  6. I am impressed Saundra, that is a lot of Magdalena rugs!! What a great collection! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Swooning here...I carry the Magdalena book around in my work tote bag so I can study it daily...have only done the Olde Ducks rug so far but have quite a few drawn up for when the hooking spirit comes back...thanks for sharing these beauties all together!

  8. LOVE all your Magdalena renditions.
    Can you say jealous???
    Hugs :)


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