I've hooked two E.S. Frost sheep, this one and one with scrolls. Mine was hooked with the penny circles, like the original but I sure do like how Melinda Cole hooked hers (scroll down to next post to see).
Below is the original Frost rug with fringe.
The newly discovered Magdalena Goat I did hook twice. The first one hooked as close to Magdalena's original as possible using what I have.
And here is the original Magdalena Goat.
In Evelyn Lawrence's booklet Magdalena Briner Eby, she mentions a rug dealer recalling several rugs with goats in addition to the one on The Farm rug. And finally January 17, 2017 I happened upon it listed on an auction site and immediately sent Evelyn a link. Evelyn then contacted the auction house. It was fun watching the price increase after the first jump when someone else recognized its importance. It was so much fun to be a part of that new Magdalena discovery. Here is Evelyn's book and you can order your copy HERE.
Here is a photo of the original antique; you can see I decided not to use a yellow aged wool in the stripe.
There is a new rug on my frame (tease) and a rug which needs binding. You will see the reveals one at a time later.
Your rugs are Beautiful !!!!ReplyDelete
It is always nice to see your rugs. I can't wait to see what is next.ReplyDelete
So love seeing how others interpret a rug design. JaniceReplyDelete
Nice to see the same rugs hooked by different People!ReplyDelete
Love these Mats!
The hit and miss using up wools,,,,
Beautiful rugs Saundra....you do such a great job of replicating the original antique's "feel" and character....especially the goat I think. The sheep is still my favorite (really love Lisa Halverson's version)....and for some reason, I am really drawn to the cherries and candy stripe rug, although it would generally not be my style or color scheme. But it is so very enchanting.... ~Robin~ReplyDelete
Your rugs are beautiful & thank you for sharing their history. So much to learn with this craft!ReplyDelete
Hi, I love Cats Meow. Is it available as a pattern?? Melinda ColeReplyDelete
Have always really loved that cherries and stripes rug.ReplyDelete