Today I finally finished my runner.
I did a yarn whip stitch around the edge and tucked under the excess backing and loosely stitched it to the back.
The rug still needs steaming and walking on, then as it flattens out more, I can redo the back after it has stretched.
I also need to clip the leftover snippets on top.
I am not sure if I want to make a big rug again. I would like to make one for my living room, but between the time it takes and struggling with it on the frame, I might stick with smaller ones.
This is not a great picture. I tried an extra light, but with flash, it makes everything pop out in color.
I used a lot of scrap wools in various weights and textures to give it more of an antique appearance.
For some reason it looks like you can see the white edge underneath, but that is the black yarn edge. Flash really plays havoc with my rugs.
One of the reasons I used scrap and rough wools was for this guy. This is his spot and he needed something he can lay on and run across without slipping. He seems to be pleased with it;) The rug is 78" long x 27" wide.
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