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Thread: Snowman penny rug

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    I started working on this last fall and put it away for awhile, well with Christmas right around the corner I thought I better finish it! :)

    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...anpennyrug.jpg[/IMG]

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    Chrys,
    That's beautiful!! :D I love to make
    these penny rugs, too. I just went to
    the fabric store & bought a candle mat
    pattern, with pumpkins on it. It's addicting
    isn't it? :D Thank you for sharing.
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Cute!

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    too cute! I love snowmen! :D

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    They're so cute. I love snowmen!

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    Cute!!

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    That is adorable!! But what is a penny rug??

    Kyia

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    Senior Member Chrys's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone!

    And honestly I have no clue why they are called penny rugs.....

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    "Penny rug" is a name given to a folk art style of appliqué. Dating from the mid 19th century, they were traditionally made from felted wool (i.e. the wool was washed to shrink it). And despite their name, they were not used on the floor, but as decorative table rugs or wall hangings. Fabric was just too precious then. The "penny" comes from the coins that were used as templates for the circles. Most of the penny rugs had simple shapes of flowers or animals, usually layered and appliquéd on the rug with blanket stitch embroidery in contrasting colors. Their simple, primitive style gives them a charm that has continued through the years.

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    Love it! Approx. how large is it?

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    Oh how cute is that! It looks great!

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    That's too cute!

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    Really cute Chrys, so glad you finished it!


    Thanks for the explaination Lockeb. Quite a bit of history in it.

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    Very, very cute.

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    Very cute.

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    I love penny rugs! Yours is adorable. The fringe on the snowmen's scarves is so cute!

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    I love to do wool work too. I have a pattern for a snowman penny rug and you have now given me the urge to work on it!

    Too many projects....too little time!

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    Nicely done. I like it. :D

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