My rug called "Old Chalk Deer" is always a favorite to use at Christmas time. This year he went over the mantel.
Years back he was a bright spot over a side table at the Cape.
Here is a pretty version of this pattern belonging to Penny S. and hooked by friend Ann H. I am adding a cloth sleeve to the back so the rug can be hung. I love her color choices! e
My inspiration for this design comes from the Staffordshire deer figurines of the late 18th century and right on up to late 19th which hark back to Chinese figures of spotted deer which I do not find a picture of right now to share with you, and reinterpreted in the chalkware of Pennsylvania later. Here are a few examples. e