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Antique Adaptation Designs
Each pattern is hand-drawn on weavers cloth. If a Select Box is available, you can
choose a pattern on weavers cloth or fusible woven interfacing. Please order threads
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Inspired by the quilt pattern, Log Cabin, this little piece matches my hooked rug
design of the same name. I worked mine through a wool background fabric, using a
pattern on interfacing. 5 x 7 inches
Create and Decorate magazine project; 2009, Sean O'Brien Photography
Antique Penny Rug
I saw this antique penny rug and loved the graphic appeal. I adapted the penny rug
for hooking and for punch needle. Both projects appeared in the Holiday issue of
Create and Decorate 2009. I created this pin for my winter coat. 3 x 2.25 inches
Create and Decorate magazine project; Holiday 2009, Sean O'Brien Photography
Wooly Red Birds
My love of grain painting lead me to this project. I painted a Shaker box, and then
designed this fraktur-inspired bird pattern to for the top. I worked the design with
wool threads from Moon Dance Color Co. and punched it through wool backing. If you
want to use weaver's cloth, you can order it that way, too!
7 inches ►
Create and Decorate magazine project; Holiday 2007, Sean O'Brien Photography
Among the Morning Glories
This humble rooster stands atop his stone pedestal among the winding morning glories.
This design was inspired by an antique hooked rug – perhaps you recognize it. I punched
this design on wool using overdyed cotton floss. Kits include pattern on interfacing;
you choose the wool you want to use as the foundation fabric. 6 x 6 inches
Bird & Clover
This little piece is my adaptation of an antique hooked rug that I absolutely love.
The simplicity of the design just sings to my heart. I have hooked it up as a rug
and now am happy to offer you the needle punch design, too. This design was featured
in the August 2005 issue of Country Marketplace magazine. 3.5 x 2.5 inches
I love the simplicity of this design! I was immediately attracted to the antique
rug of this pattern when I saw it in one of my favorite books about antique hooked
rugs, and had to develop an adaptation of it for needle punch work. It works up quickly
and would lend itself to many color combinations. 3.5 x 3.5 inches
Here's a fun needle punch design adapted from an antique hooked rug that I love!
I don't know if the old rug had a name, but I call my needle punch version "Chicken
Heart." Four corner hearts surround the chicken (or is he a rooster?) Wavy lines
frame the design. 2 x 3.5 inches
Here is another design based on one of the old fraktur I love. Deer were a very popular
motif in Early American folk art, and this one is simple, but elegant-looking. Very
easy to work, with classic folk art stroke work as accents. Two colors worked together
to produce a soft, aged color to the deer and background. This design would also
look wonderful against a dark background. 5.75 x 4 inches
This needle punch design is a miniature version of my ‘1898 Primitive’ pattern for
rug hooking. It is an adaptation of an antique American hooked rug. This design is
very simple, primitive, and works up very quickly. 3.25 x 2.5 inches
This is an adaptation that I designed for punch needle as well as for rug hooking.
This design is my absolute favorite of all the antique hooked rugs I have ever seen.
Minimal color, but such a perfect primitive look. 2.75 x 3.75 inches
Circle of Love
I have always admired antique cut-work love tokens. Just such a love token was the
inspiration for this adaptation. I worked the design in wool blend threads, then
mounted it and framed it with a simple wide frame. 9 inches
Here is a familiar antique hooked rug adapted for punch needle. Single-strand needle
punch work. Click here to see my adaptation of this same design for rug hooking.
3 x 3 inches