I must say on this project, I thought several times that it could be the stupidest thing I have tried to make. I plugged along though and in the end I think I like it. The RUG. I am able to cross it off the list of things to get done before baby arrives in about 2 weeks.
It all started with a little book from Country Threads that I had on my shelf called Rugs From Rags. I built this wooden frame all by myself…yes, I am proud…and warped it with an old sheet. I wanted to make it a wool rug so that it would be extra cozy on the feet. I also wanted to use what I already had on hand so I attempted to dye my wool stash. The colors were supposed to be red, teal, and gray. Well, the orange wool I tried TWICE to dye red is still orange, but I now have a red dryer. Lovely.
Here I am at the start of the weaving process. I think this is where I am thinking that this might be a really stupid project. Plus, I am sweaty and largely pregnant so I don’t think that helped.
Finally, after a few nights of hot weaving I finished! I was worried that I wouldn’t have enough wool and I ended up being just short. I ran downstairs and found a white tweed wool sweater to get me by. I think the wool sweater might be one of my favorite things about the rug.
I had a horrid time trying to get the rug off the frame. I pulled and heaved as much as I thought a pregnant girl should, and then I decided that I would have to call in the man-power the next day. It didn’t take him too long to get it. What a sport!
So, the rug is complete and “relaxing” in the babies room. I walk on the edges every time I go in there to try and help it lay flat. It will…eventually.
There will be more rugs in my future, but for now I am good with this one. And wool rug making may be a winter project for non-pregnant people. Just a thought.
oh my gosh, if I had a nickel for every project that I thought was stupid half way in…But istead I have a bunch of half finished projects tucked in boxes and bags around the house. haha.
Anywho, I’m glad you finished it, because it looks awesome! But I know what you mean. Things like knitting or sewing have a lot of techniques that you use over and over, so you get familiar with them, and when you try a craft that is a bit more obscure, and something you don’t tackle often, it can seem like it won’t be worth it, but this one seems worth it to me!Way to conquer this one, isn’t it nice when the hubby comes to rescue too?
I love love love the rug! You are so blessed and such a talent women! Thank you taking the time to inspire!
talented I mean…oye!~