I wish sewing machines could count mileage. I must've clocked so much time just sitting there, sewing round and round and round...
But it looks so good! The rug got so big that I had to move my ironing board to the floor to iron it.
I also used my stats textbook to keep the center flat. Who knew education had so many practical uses.
And this is what it looked like when it was finished! I made sure to get some pictures holding it to give an idea of the scale.
Because all the fabric is braided, there's a really cool texture when you walk on it with bare feet. And the colors came out so well - can you believe this is all recycled materials??
You may have also seen the picture I posted on Instagram as I was finishing the rug:
From far away, you can't see the stitching, but it starts to pop out as you get closer, which I love! I tried to match the thread as best I could, but it still had great contrast in areas with several colors.
This is what it looks like in the studio:
I just used this technique to make a little bowl too - I think there are more projects like this in my future!
And summer break is starting next week, so I will begin posting every week starting next Wednesday. Hopefully I can actually keep it up for the whole summer this time!