The Old Tattered Flag

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Patty Yoder's amazing work.....

As promised, here is a small sampling of some of Patty Yoder's work.  She was a rug hooker from Vermont and her family has set up an exhibit at the Shelburne Museum so more people could see her amazing work.  As you can see, she loved her sheep and they were often the subjects of her rugs.  I think she primarily hooked with a #6 cut, but just look at some of that fine detail.....beautiful!

See the hidden "K".  I didn't notice it until I got home and looked at my photos, I was actually showing you the beautiful "linen stripe" look border.  I wonder what the significance of the "K" is, if anyone knows we'd love to know....

So true......

Come back tomorrow for more.....
Until next time...


  1. I saw many of Patty Yoder's rugs at Sauder Village a number of years ago. They are truly magnificent!!! What a shame that such a talent passed so young.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Pug hugs :)

  2. Love, love, love stars over sheep!! Welcome home, missed your blog- you always inspire me:)

    1. Thank you very much Annette, it's so good to be back to work!

    2. Just noticed there is a E on the Flag sheep <3

    3. You are right, I just saw it too! How fun!

  3. By the way my sister tells me that Patty Yoder did a rug and series called "The Alphabet of Sheep", hence the "K" you see in the photo. Interesting!


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Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog. I am married and just entering the second phase of my life as a Army retiree's wife. My husband and I did 25+ years in the Army. He is now officially a retired Colonel and has just entered the civilian workforce and I am happily settled in our 1830 Stone house. I (along with my Mom) operate www.theoldtatteredflag and currently we are building a small shop in the back part of the house. We live in Northern NY, right near the Canadian border. I have two handsome sons and 2 puggles. Life is busy for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way.