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Thursday, 26 July 2012

The Piglet Rug

Roughly 10+ years or so ago (and that's really rough!) myself and the family took a day trip to Minehead and ended up in an arts and crafts shop as Richard was heavily into his painting at the time. Me and mother ventured to the textiles area and was lost in the sheer amount of different projects! Being only 12ish the prospect of starting a project that was much bigger than a pencil case or cross stitch card was amazing so when mum gave in and brought me the almighty Piglet rug I was over the moon! It was pretty expensive so it was on the proviso that I worked really hard to actually finish it.... Well... TEN years later and it's finally done!!!

It hadn't been touched for years so this is how it looked out of the bag when I fetched it from home. Much of that I had had help with, the novelty of having a large project soon wore off when I realised how LONG they can take!

Though having said that, with the recent weather and a bit of motivation it didn't take that long in the end! I probably have more patience now too..

So its not actually completely finished yet either, it needs backing and I'm not really sure how to do this yet. Any suggestions welcome!

1 comment:

  1. i love it! my mum spent a lot of money on materials for a william morris tapestry for me when i was very much younger but i am ashamed to say it is all packed up in a box unfinished. i feel inspired by your story though! i always thought it was to late but i am thinking again. xx