Penny rugs were traditionally stitched by thrifty Pioneer, Victorian and Civil War era homemakers, like my great-great grandmother Myrtle, who used up every bit of fabric they had, to create beautiful and functional table runners, candle mats and rugs. They used coins as templates for the circles and therefore, the name, "penny" rug.
All of my rugs are stitched with traditional motifs in mind which will fit in nicely with your primitive, country, or early American decor. Lots of detail and care go into my original designs. Hand-dyed, felted wool and blanket stitching give each piece a well-loved, time-worn look.