Thursday, April 26, 2007

Of Rugs and Requiem

My rag rug is done! The last few rows went quickly, enabling me to finish it this morning. I am pleased with how it turned out and excited to start another one. This place where the picture was taken might not be its final resting place, but it will do until I find just the spot for it. (Maybe the next rug will be in browns for the area in front of the wood stove when this one has to move?)

Today is another cloudy day. So I am listening to Mozart's "Requiem". Delicious.

Hhmm. I think my clothes should be dry enough now. I should bring them in from the line. Here I go...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Katya,
Your rug turned out beautiful! What kind of fabric did you use? Did you just braid them together and sew with strong thread? I would like to make one, but I would like your advice since you have made one. Gail

Leah said...

I love your rug!!!You are gonna have to tell me how to make that! luv it! thanks for sharing!

Katya said...

Gail (and Leah!)~

Since this is my first rug ever, I am certainly not an expert on how to make one! I pretty much was experimenting all the way. :) All I did was braid the fabric together (a regular, simple braid) and then I layed the braid out like I wanted it (only upside down so that the stitches were on the bottom) and whip stitched the edges that were next to each other. I don't know what thread you're supposed to use...I had a lot of extra crocheting thread laying around that I used, but I suppose if I were to go out and buy the thread I would get that thick, waxed 'carpet' thread. The fabric was of various kinds...some corduroy, some denim, some plain cotton floral fabric, some muslin-like stuff. Whatever you have that you like the color of!

It was nice to hear from you both. I hope you enjoy your own rug-making endeavors!

~Katya

Mrs Pea said...

Just lovely, Katya! Is that pussy willow behind the rug?

Ana said...

Oh Kat! I love the run and I love the place where you have it right now. :) I think it would be fine if you keep it there, but you're so good at finding places for things. So where ever you put it will be GREAT! Thanks for sharing!

Michal said...

It's beautiful! Good job, Kate!

Katya said...

Yes, those are pussy willows, Mrs.Pea. I picked those a while back from my dear mother-in-law's pussy willow tree. I love having them in my house because a person wants to have some flowers in the house, but it's not time for the flowers to be blooming yet. And they keep indefinitely!

charity said...

Your rug turned out so nice! It is perfect for your cozy home. Good work!