Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Beaded Wool Rug

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.


6 comments:

gardenmama said...

Wow! It is so exciting to see the start to your wool rounds! Thank you for sharing this with me, it is so incredible that you were inspired by the photo I took from the fiber fair. I love that you figured it out! I can't wait to see more of your wip!!!

patty-jean said...

I look forward to hearing more about this - I have LOTS of scraps left over from felted sweaters that I've upcycled into various items AND I don't want to throw away the scraps as they seem so not like your average fabric scrap...thanks.

Guusje said...

Wow, stunning!

Heather L. said...

It's so beautiful!!! And it looks fun too. Can't wait to see the finished product. Sounds like you could write a book! ;) It would have good pictures for sure.

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iconrugs said...

These are very cute wool rugs. And looking so nice. Thanks for the sharing with us.

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