New Hooked Rug/ Day 1 – “Lollypop Tree & Menagerie”/ Sunnie – Magdalena Designs

Well…here we go!!! 🙂

My new Rug – “Lollypop Tree & Menagerie”  (  🙂 ) – is a piece based upon the designs and motifs used by Magdalena Briner Eby, a rug hooker from the past (1832 – 1915).   She hooked these primitive “American folk art” rugs during her lifetime and many rug hookers today love her style and do both reproductions and adaptations of her work.

Knowing me as you do, you just know that I will be doing an “Adaptation”…using some of Magdalena’s motifs but doing the rug in my own way!   LOL   I will be doing this rug in the 24 x 24 inch format and featuring the “lollypop tree” in the middle with the menagerie of animals similar to those that Magdalena used in her work!

If you are interested in finding out more about her…simply  “google”…”pictures of Magdalena Briner Eby’s hooked rugs”, and you will see some of her work!

Here is my new “Lollypop Tree & Menagerie” Rug on Day 1…

This is great fun and another way to use up leftover woolworms!!!  Magdalena used many different fabrics in her rugs as they were fabrics from castoff clothing, etc.   I will be using wool leftovers…and it will be great fun to work on this rug!   I hope you enjoy seeing it come to life!!! 🙂

Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  😉


Author: Sunnie-oldcrowfarm

I am a folk artist now living in Vancouver, Washington. We loved our Vermont "Old Crow Farm" but now I live in a little cottage with a bright yellow front door! I no longer have my business but still love designing and hooking rugs and experimenting with colour...! I do "mystery rugs" on my Blog and that is great fun!

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