Jan 29, 2012

rag rug - 3

Here is the next round of the rug - a pink round.  Using the pink jelly roll strips and a cut up fat 1/8th that I found in the cupboard too!

Next layer has started - the purple sheets again, then green.

Jan 27, 2012

rag rug - 2

My rag rug is progressing along nicely.  Although working with slightly shorter strips does aid in not getting you all tangled up.  Double bed width is a bit too long, single bed or jelly roll strips (42 inches) is just about right.  

I decided I need a little more colour variation and after seeing Lizzie's suggestion of using Jelly Rolls I remembered I had one Mum had bought for me that was just the right colours.  And as an added bonus I knew exactly where it was!

So now we have a bit more purple added and have started on the second lot of sheets.  I'm now adding a pink bit as we speak. Although my jelly roll is almost all gone so will need to think of a new plan :)

Jan 25, 2012

rag rug

Regular readers will probably remember me mentioning wanting to make a Rag Rug a few times.  I even had ear marked some vintage sheets with which to make the rug.  

So when Jodie from Ric Rac suggested a Rag-Rug-Along the other day it was just the push I needed to put my hand up and commit.  That and the fact that I'm now post-pregnancy and post-Christmas.  

After a lot of thought and a bit of a discussion with Jodie I opted for the braiding with weaving in as you go method, to negate the need for sewing the braids together at the end.  Although I think the braiding then sewing might be slightly quicker I like the idea that it's all done in one hit.

So here is my rug so far.  It's about the size of a small dinner plate.  This is 2 x 3 strips of 1.5 inches roughly.  Double bed sheet width.  It is time consuming weaving it in as you go cause you do get a little tangled and you do wind up with little wispy bits of thread everywhere.  But once I'm done, it is done.  No pesky sewing together.

Think this will be a slow burn project.  Just like the original idea I guess!

Might try a little of this in the down times....

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