Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Just finished up a new rug design. I saw this bird on an antique carved box and just knew what a great rug ideal. I mirrored  the bird and added flowers. The border originally was the same on top and bottom and it was leaves. When I started hooking I changed the design and then thought to give it two different designs for the top and bottom. I outlined everything except the vines.

Rug measures 27 x 54
Detail of bird.  The back ground was done using to different wools and marbling as I hooked  instead of echoing around the design.  I really like the effect however it is more work.

Detail  of top border.

                                                               Detail of bottom border.
                             Next week our guild is having  a 3 day class with Anne Marie Littenberg.
                                                                          Can't wait!


  1. Really beautiful rug, Tonia.
    The colors you have chosen are exceptional. The differences in the borders is a nice add. You do the most amazing work !

  2. We were talking about this rug when we met on Tuesday (missed you!) and we all decided that it was already done. So glad to see we were right! It's just beautiful Tonia! You have developed a style that is perfectly your own - so talented! Congrats on a great finish - can't wait to see what you do in Anne-Marie's class!

  3. This is a wonderful rug love your hooking and the colors are so beautiful Thanks for sharing your work
    linda m