4.28.2010

A solid...

color inspiration
I want to make a braided rug inspired by this solid colored braided canister from Mrs Ginther. Braided rugs are OK, but sometimes I think they can add unnecessary visual clutter to a space. A solid-colored rug may cut down on the busyness a bit. We suspect that Kicky is allergic to our wool rug (even with blankets on it), so this project is at the top of the to-do list. Has anyone made one before? Is it crazy time consuming?

4 comments:

cheryl.andrey said...

I have been working on one off and on for about a year. I suggest doing a decent amount of research on them first. One fault of mine is that I started cutting my strips way too thin, about an inch...two inches works a lot better. It makes a bigger braid which means the whole process takes less time. The most time consuming part of it all is sewing the braids together. I think if I could start over, I would probably try and crochet the rug instead. It has a very similar look and seems to take less time.

Here's one of my in-progress shots:
http://cherylandrey.blogspot.com/2009/04/scrap-rug-2.html

I've since unraveled it all and assembled it into a rectangular shape. It was hard for me to keep the circular shape flat.

Bubbly said...

Hi there!

I had this little gem saved in my Favorites aka To Do files!

Maybe you'd like it?

http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/02/braided-rag-rug.html

Good luck!

erin said...

i was just working on a rag rug, but only because i was given a bag of already-cut strips. i think that would be the most time consuming part. i didn't sew the strips together, just worked them into the braid - i would also look up better methods for the end tying together stage...
i think a solid color rug would be beautiful...
you can see mine here:
http://itslikethiscat.wordpress.com/2010/04/26/weve-been-2/

Diana said...

We've been happy with the cotton braided rug from Land of Nod. They have the colorful Braidy Bunch rug and the almost monochrome Twist and Shout rug. I got the lavender one, and the colors in person are nice, more subtle than they look on the web site. It is nice to have a little color variation, otherwise you'd see any dirt. You could always weave a superfun potholder rug!

http://museumofhappiness.blogspot.com/2008/04/potholder-rug.html

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