"Antique Chicken" is a reproduction of an antique hooked rug that I have admired for years. You can see the original in the last photo. The design is 20" x 28", hand drawn on monks cloth or primitive linen, ready to hook.
For years I have been looking at this antique rug on line, always amused and delighted at its folk art whimsy. Recently I decided to hook up my adaptation of this rug. While I attempted to stay true to the colors in the original, I veered off course once in a while, and just had to add a little purple! It's very dusty purple, the outline around chicken head and body and feet, and a few strips in the tail.
It was a really fun rug to hook and once I finished playing with the colors and made some decisions, it didn't take that long to hook. This primitive folk art piece is a study in naivety and whimsy. What was the artist thinking when drawing up the design? It's a very strange looking chicken, don't you think? One of the reasons I love it!
Here is a Wool Pack that has the wool fabrics that I used in this rug:
The backing fabric has 4" border allowances to make it fit on most rug hooking frames. The raw edges of the backing fabric have been serged to prevent raveling while hooking.
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Cotton Monks Cloth is 100% cotton woven with two warp threads and two weft threads has 12 x 13 holes per inch. It is great for hooking with all cuts of wool, from fine to primitive cuts. It is less expensive than primitive linen.
Primitive linen is 100% linen, the most durable backing fabric. It is more expensive than other backing fabrics. The evenly spaced weave of 12 x 12 threads per inch makes it great for all primitive cuts, #7 and wider.
Beginners usually have an easier time hooking with linen.
Both are fine and long lasting choices for the backing to support and make your hooked rug durable. I use both types, but usually choose linen for larger projects.
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Sep 13, 2022
I bought it as a gift for a friend. I know she will love it! Thank you so much for the nice quality and a quick send. Lisa
Aug 9, 2022
I love this chicken! Looking forward to finishing... Thank you!
Dec 11, 2020
Just love this! Awesome wool with it, too!!!