Saturday, September 1, 2012


My "flower rug" is finished! Always exciting to get a rug done. It measures 38.5" x 40" and is based on a quilt pattern. I drew the pattern quite a number of years ago, so I was glad to take it off the shelf and actually do something with it.

I also finished the rug repair on the rug I showed in my previous post. It was a bit more complicated that expected, but turned out well. Of course, I returned the rug to its owner without taking a picture. Yikes! A few things I noted while working on this rug:
  • Burlap does not hold up that well. It was amazing that for a rug only 11 years old just how worn it was.
  • The wool used in this rug was very faded, again after only 11 years. I tried to reuse some of the wool that had been removed by the dog, and it was very brittle. Of course, I'm not sure if it was 100% wool.
I guess the moral of the story is keep your dogs (and cats, too) away from your rugs!!


Kim said...

Very nice. I really love the border.

Gayle said...

Since I'm a quilter AND a rug hooker, I love seeing projects that combine the two - the colors are bright and cheerful - nice!

Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

Thanks to both of you! When I finally got to the border, I couldn't hook one more straight line. Had to add the curves and circles.