A Walk In The Woods Penny Rug is a luscious blend of colors. This penny rug is serene and peaceful, appropriate to use all year. The background plaid is a blend of colors.
At first glance you see the the brown and subtle butterscotch threads. Looking closely there are dark brown, celery and grey-green that runs throughout the browns. This particular wool seems to take on a new life when other colors are added.
Once the pennies were assembled then stitched in place A Walk In The Woods Penny Rug quickly became a favorite, hence the name.
The pennies are three layers of wool.
First, the smallest penny a golden herringbone was blanket stitched to the center penny, a dark brown.
Next, they were joined to the bottom layer, sand.
Finally, they were blanket stitched to the backing.
Once the pennies were joined together it was time to symmetrically balance them. Then stitch in place.
To complete A Walk In The Woods Penny Rug, a tiny brown and cream houndstooth wool was a fantastic choice for the backing.
A Walk In The Woods Penny Rug measures 17” x 22”.
One of a kind. Dry clean only.
About Penny Rugs
This is a traditional craft dating back to the mid 19th century. Scraps of wool and suits were used to create rugs for the table. The term penny comes from the fact that women used coins to trace the circles.
Also used were a variety of shapes, such as dogs, flowers, birds and much more. Although penny rugs are primarily seen in primitive settings surrounded by antiques and collectibles throughout the home, they are also a work of art.
Having said that they can viewed as a work of art in a contemporary setting, due to the simplicity and depth of colors.