Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A Few Old Rugs

Promise tomorrow I'll post a photo of the little progress on 1909 Horse rug.  But did get the pattern for Magdalena Double Roosters drawn today, so it was good progress on something.

Thought this modest rug was pleasing to the eye rug and soft colors.  It is wool and cotton hooked on burlap late 1900s from the Textile Museum in Canada.
Below is a hooked rug measuring 25x50 based on a Currier and Ives drawing.  This was hooked late 19th century.
Here is the Currier and Ives drawing from which it was believed to be adapted. 
Below is a great folk art hooked rug which hints on Native American style with plaited mane, tail and colors.  
On the back of the framed rug is this date of 1866.
Below is a hearth rug measuring 28 x 86 from New Hampshire 19th century.  I depicts a fox, butterflys, trees and more.
Are you looking for more color rather than the neutrals I'be been showing?  Here is a farm house rug found to have been hooked 19th century.  
And even on a more happy note is a blast from the past!!   Remember Mickey Mouse?  Here is an adorable chair pad or mat.  I think I want one!
Happy Tuesday.



  1. Wonderful rugs and that Mickey is so fun.


  2. It would never have occurred to me to put Mickey in a hooked rug. How fun.

  3. Love the long one from NH.
    But very fun Mickey

  4. So many rugs...so little time 😊😊😊

  5. I like those two horses running. They really used what they had on hand and I like that the horses have been outlined nicely and the hit and miss border.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. Hi Saundra,
    I am always amazed at the talent of people who just used what they had to make these wonderful rugs!! Thanks again for another great rug show!!! Always inspiring!!
    Have a great week!
    Heart Hugs~


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