I love to create penny rugs in the styles and traditions of long ago. 'Making do and using up' have long been the traditions of my ancestors and our rug makers in rural Nova Scotia.
Scraps of woolens, burlap feed bags, old cottons and the never ending ball of saved strings are my supplies. Antique and vintage woolens are aged using natural dyes to give a pleasing 'old fashioned and worn look' to my rugs.
My rug making ways are my own, and those ways are unique to the design and stitching of my primitive reproduction penny rugs. I hope you will follow along as I share my ways of stitching and creating 'one of a kind' old fashioned rugs. Many years ago I taught an online class in my unique ways of designing and stitching and I hope to share those tutorials with you along with my thoughts on the history of penny rugs and of course the daily ramblings of a sometimes creative, sometimes frustrated penny rug maker.
I love to make a good size rug and absolutely HATE making these 'tiny mats'!
I look forward to renewing friendships with my old Yahoo groups 'Rug Ladies' and meeting many new 'Rug Ladies'.