The beaded wool rug is starting to slowly come to life. I have been busily cutting up scraps and sweaters that I have had hanging around. It was exciting to have these little rounds come together exactly how I imagined. I love when an idea becomes reality - and then actually works.
I have been learning a lot as I go along, such as, using sweater wool is a lot easier than densely felted fabric. It is a little scary wielding a 6 inch needle so I filed it down. It was a challenge to actually find a 6 inch needle. If you are interested, they have them in the drapery section of craft stores. I am really disappointed in the book I mentioned as far as instructions and clarity go. There is a wide open market for a new one! It was a good starting point but the images are so blurry it is hard to tell what is going on.
So far I have 7 rounds completed with many more to go to make the full rug I envision. I'll keep you posted.