Saw this rug on an auction site yesterday and it is perfect for the month of October. A Scarecrow, pumpkins, cornstalks, etc. Said to have been hooked early 20th century. Measures 35 x 68.
This is the back corner of the rug so it was well used and appreciated.
Also documented as a scarce Grenfell Labrador Industries hooked face doll. I didn't realize Grenfell Industries also made dolls. The doll is 18" tall.
Take a good look at the detailed background around the Cat and Dog. It is intriguing but not sure I'd like hooking that tedious detail. Sharon Smith's rugs have very interesting backgrounds too and admire her attention to detail but don't think I'd have the patience.
This primitive rug depicting small houses compared to the big flower pot is on my 'to do' list one day. Looks like before I start it will require some Old Patina and/or black walnut wool dying.
Another early rug is the oval in a rectangle rug with penny circles surrounded by primitive scrolls. Rug measures 24 x 41.
Native American rural scene measures 18 x 36 from Connecticut.
conductor or some such worker. Has tongues at the top but no photo of what is on the bottom.
Folk Art Farm House and animals was hooked circa 1930-40. EH was the hooker and used tapestry wool yarn..
HERE. They will be listed on ebay this Saturday.