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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Braided Rug: Part 2

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: 

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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: 

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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!
-Taft WK 

1 comment:

  1. This rug is fantastic. I am so impressed. So much work and diligence went into the piece. LOVE LOVE LOVE. P.S.- You're a rockstar.