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I've been meaning to do one of these rugs for ages so today I finally started with some old fat quarters of printed fabric mixed in with some hand-dyed cottons.  I'm using a hessian potato sack opened up for the base but on trying it on the floor I'm suspecting that it needs to have two open sacks joined to be big enough.  There's no particular design so it won't be a problem to enlarge it... just time consuming :) and maybe too daunting.

9 comments:

T said...

I like the texture of this, and the blend of colours. Its good trying something new.

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Julie said...

I keep thinking I'll have a go at this but never get round to it. One of these days!

Clare Wassermann said...

These are lovely colours - I think hand dyed fabric is the way to go for this kind of thing

Gina said...

That looks fabulous. I love the colours. It's something I keep meaning to try too.

The Happy Apple said...

I have one of these rugs my DD2 made, and it was brilliant in all that snow. It just soaked up the wet from snowy shoes. They look so cheerful too don't they?

MargaretR said...

It's nothing like the prod I imagined Helen. I was thinking 'metal'. Nnow I wonder if I have something I could convert to a prodder.

Tricks said...

Proddy rugs Helen, well, now I know you come from that certain area near where I used to live in the North.
They used to make loads of them there. One of my artist friends used to hold workshops so that the old crafts of that area didn't disappear I've seen some wonderful pictures made with this technique but like you I think I would stick to random, it's daunting enough without being pictorial too. You must show us when it is finished. Do your hands get sore I've often wondered? Good Luck with the motivation to finish. XXXXX

Judy Martin said...

This looks so gorgeous and full of texture. Very inspiring.

I also love the oil paintings you showed in December.

Heather said...

The colours are lovely and you'll be so pleased with a larger sized rug. Don't give up - keep going and show us when it's done - it'll be beautiful.