The reason I tell you all this is because I have gone off the deep end and have taken on the biggest DIY of my life: I am making a rug. After reading this post by Rachel, I got all inspired and dove right in. Now there is a giant 6' x 6' frame in the middle of the living room and there is no turning back.
This project is going to take much more fabric than I anticipated. (Not sad about that! The scrap basket is stuffed to overflowing and I now anticipate that it will be emptied.) The warp alone, which is the blue strips, is made from an entire fitted sheet set. I thought the flat sheet would be enough but that only got half through the frame so I busted out and shredded the fitted sheet as well.
Even when its torn into shreds you can see how discolored and blotchy the sheets were. Three cheers for repurposing! They definitely weren't getting used on the bed much looking like that.
Though I was inspired by Rachel's rug, I am using a slightly different method of weaving. If you are so interested, below is the video that taught me just about everything I know.
Any guesses on how long this will take? Keith gave a nervous little laugh when he saw how slow I am at weaving but then he smiled and said it would be really cool when it was done.
See why I love that man? He already thinks it's awesome and it's just a sea of blue strips.
Check back every so often for progress reports!
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