New Hooked Rug-Day 2/LT&M/Sunnie/Magdalena Designs

This is really great fun to hook!!!  🙂   Digging out leftover woolworms and trying out different effects without any “you must do this” or “you can’t do that” …etc.   Just pure delightful hooking!  LOL

As I said before, Magdalena Briner Eby used many fabrics…not just wools…in her rugs.  That gives the surviving rugs a different look than my rug will be.  They were wide cut, probably with some of the materials being torn in strips,  so many of the motifs are less defined.  But mine will certainly Not be realistic either.  🙂

Here is Progress on Day 2 of “LT&M”….

Special note:   Some of our rug hookers who are doing reproductions  (of Magdalena’s or other antique rugs) are identifying their rugs so that they cannot be taken and sold as “antique” to unsuspecting collectors.   We certainly should do what we can to keep this from happening!!!

Although I don’t do it on all my rugs, I am hooking my initials into this rug, and will add a label on the back (I do a label on all my rugs) .   Because of my use of all wool, narrow cut and a square format, I don’t think my adaptation here would ever be thought of as Magdalena’s own rug…and sold as such.   

Must run and continue to sort and organize more of my studio and the rest of the house too!!!  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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