Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Rugly Fabric Repurposed

After giving away most of my commercial fabric stash I still had some pieces left that were ... rugly. Really Ugly. Not even fit for dyeing or stamping ... so they are now a whole bunch of 2" strips that are plaitted together and in the process of being stitched into a new rug for the studio floor.
The challenge has been to keep the tension consistent while the plaitting is in progress - thanks to the overhead cupboard that problem is solved - even if it looks a little strange!
A 90/14 needle and a wide zig-jag is catching the edges as the rug grows, while the needle pressure has been reduced to about half for a bit of easier manipulation / turning.
A bit of a way to go .....

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