Wednesday, June 13, 2007

THE RUG
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12 comments:

sablonneuse said...

Wow! That looks beautiful. I was imagining the type of rug my mum used to make with a hook and lengths of wool. The patterns were printed on the mesh but they were nothing like the elegant design of your creation. You are right to be proud.

PI said...

sablonneuse: that's how it was exactly. My fingers used to get sore and the pattern was very intricate but I fell for the design.

john.g. said...

You creative genius, you!

PI said...

Good boy John! I hoped you'd say that!

john.g. said...

Thanks...........Mum!

PI said...

John: I'm flattered!

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Wow! That's blooming professional-looking, that is. How do you do it? I kind of fancy having a go at that although I reckon mine would end up a bit more holey tea-clothy than ruggy. Your's is beautiful!

PI said...

Sam: find a craft shop, choose a design, the backing has the design stamped on it, you buy the various colours of wool which are all cut to the length required and buy a hook. I found it absorbing and therapeutic and it will last forever. I did, however, trim it slightly at the end where perhaps a tuft was a little higher than the rest. I would start on something smaller first and see how you like it. You might get the girls doing little bits.

ChrisB said...

That is an amazing rug I bought a small runner for my hall (hand made) a few years back and it cost a fortune so think what you could be standing on!!!

PI said...

Thanks Chrisb! Another heirloom for the kids:)

Kanani said...

Wow! You made this?
It's beautiful.

PI said...

Many thanks Kanani!