Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Antique Rugs to Show

Anything to do with a rug show is every body's favorite blog title.  For days I've promised myself that mundane task of whipping the Horse Trainer rug would begin.  Uh, it still hasn't happened.  

As soon as this computer is shut off I'm going to finish hand sewing a label on another rug and will begin the first stage of whipping my rug. Will take a couple pictures of this process and share some information about whipping with yarn.  
Above is an antique folk art rug said to have been hooked around 1860 with multiple animals, birds, starfish, hearts, and bulls eye.
A bias shirred rug dyed with vegetable dyes sold for $38,000.  Wowzer. Below is a close up of one of the flowers.
This blue cat below was to have been hooked around 1835 according to the auction house from which it was sold.
And another animal is this pink pig being walked by a boy, 19th century.
Below is a staggered brick shaped geometric.  No date was available.
Pleasing to my eyes as far as color is the two vases rug below. Although I've no desire to hook it I like the colors; said to have been hooked late 19 century.
And last.... a cardinal which came from a farmhouse and was to have been hooked late 19th century or early 20th.
Okay guys and gals I've some work ahead of me so that I can be where I'd hoped to be last week.  Ah, but life does get in the way doesn't it?

Just so you know..... and for those of you who live in this are already know.... the temperatures reached 73 degrees here in the woods today. Tomorrow is another story.  Tomorrow it will be in the 30's and morning rain will turn to snow.  Predictions for snow level is only for 1".  But those weather prognosticators have been know to be wrong.

Have a great evening.



  1. Oh, that second one is a beauty and a little pricy. You'll have that rug whipped in no time.

    We got up to about 5 inches of snow on the ground this morning. We had nasty and messy weather warnings yesterday but the rain and freezing rain didn't happened in our area. The sun was out all afternoon.

    Hope the weather is kind to you.

  2. 73* WOW!
    Cold here today and it's snowing and sticking. Not sure how much they are predicting, but it's supposed to be in the 50's this weekend. Crazy winter weather.
    Hugs :)

  3. I love that 2nd one! Champagne taste, beer budget. Lol


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