Saturday, February 18, 2017

Magdalelna's Goat Continued

So here is how those on-line auction houses work.... a rug can be sent or delivered to an antique dealer/auction house near you.  They could be part of the live auction process on-line so whoever shows up at the auction in person could be in competition with someone bidding on line. This way it doubles the chances some one's property will be sold.  This process is not only for rugs but other valuables.

It was interesting looking at the bidding history of this rug after the fact.  Obviously the auction site was not aware it was a Magdalena as the starting bid was a low $100.  I'm sure had they realized its importance in the hooking community that it was a Magdalena the beginning bid would have been higher.

The starting bid went from $100 to an immediate INTERNET bid of $1,500.  AH, someone knew it was a Magdalena.  From there it progressed with competing bids and internet until the final price of $10,000.  So more than one person was aware of this valuable piece of folk art work by one special woman... Magdalena Briner Eby.

Here is all that I've accomplished on my version so far.  Seems as much time is spent looking for a similar suitable color of wool thru worms and yardage as in really hooking.

My problem is going to be when hooking the horns.  Magdalena used what she had so her hooked horns are hard to distinguish.  So my hooked version of the rug won't be a replication of what she did.

Here is what she was trying to achieve.  Look at the ridges of the horns.
If you check yesterday's post of the original Magdalena Goat and the horns, you will understand what I mean.  

Am still having fun and loving channeling Magdalena.



  1. Hi Saundra,
    Wow!!! That is an amazing story and an incredible amount of money!! I can't even imagine spending that amount, but I know it is a treasure and obviously, someone did and now owns it!! Lucky them!!!
    Your rug is looking good and I bet those horns will be a challenge, but I know you will meet it!!!
    Enjoy your hooking time!
    Heart Hugs~

  2. Enjoy ur weekend hooking,, awesome start! Love the story and mat,,, love her mats!! Enjoy!!

  3. I'm sure however you decide to hook the goat, he will be awesome ~ you have a knack for doing that you know!

  4. Your goat has a good beginning. It took me a while to find where the horns were, I think...

  5. What an amazing rug the original is! I do have Evelyn's book and it's one of my very favorites in my library. I love what you've hooked so far Saundra. He's going to be great!

  6. This is going to be one spectacular rug!
    Happy Sunday :)

  7. Oh my.....I can't imagine spending that much money on a rug. They are a true collector. I'll be watching yours progress

  8. I always thought this version of hers was a deer, the antlers throw it off, I guess. Love your version and can't wait to see how it progresses.


  9. Just getting caught up wow love your goat!


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