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Friday, 4 November 2011

Christmas Project?

Ahh now i am back in uni it is impossible to do anything for myself... i have one toeless sock in process and another whole sock to knit; it's been like that since september!! It's sooo fustrating!!

Anyway... I asked my mother dearest for a new rug for Christmas. After looking at hundreds online we have decided they are either far too expensive, not the right size (mostly both) or not very nice so here comes the project... Making a 6ft x 6ft rug in two weeks!

Knitted rugs seemed like a very good idea to start with...
They look pretty cool but i was worried about it not lasing as we would be using it every day! I didn't want it to go all bobbley!

So what else could we have done? I considered those 'latch hook' rug kits with all the little bits of wool... but this would have taken FOREVER.... then i wondered about a nice tapestry rug.. but then i remembered how long it took mum to do her William Morris rug... about 10 years!! It's identical to this one...
And hanging on the lounge wall!!!

Then it hit me.... a quilted rug!! Last christmas my project was a quilted bag which i had so much fun making so this seems like the perfect solution.

Mum made a quilt (for the bed) out of very similar fabric which has given me inspirartion for the rug... although i lave been looking around on Ebay for different fabrics and have found some really nice patches in the right colour to match in with my curtains.But i fear that they may be a bit old looking, but then i do live in a cottage hundreds of years old so actually it might look the part!
Lets get a mood board going here....
This one is a bit more funky and new but i can't really see it working very well
However i can strangely see this one working well!
 I really like this one too but I think this will be a bit much for a rug!

I feel this is enough to be going on with for now, specially as mum just pointed out to me that the material will need to be more hard wearing than your average! A bit like the first two samples shown! Oh well, an excuse to go shopping very shortly!

Until next time..!

1 comment:

  1. ooh - good plan! i love your bag!

    i would love to knit a rug - but you're right - no one would be allowed to actually step on it!

    I am looking forward to see how you get on. such a good idea. xxx