Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Braided Rug Finished!


I finished my rug this weekend, at least as far as I wanted to go on it. It was done with thrift wools and smaller braids so I just wanted to use what I had and make a smaller rug with it. The braided rug was done  years ago, so it is a bit worn, but with the scrappy wools, it all goes together.

We have had rain for days so I wasn't able to get an outside photo. There are so many shades in the wools it is hard to get the camera to recognize all of them and get true colors, but I got pretty close. The finished size is 39" round. Too small for some areas and too big for others, so I put it in front of a table, for now.

The center going from light to darker the way it did, offset the look of the circle and I am not great at ending my braids, still working on that technique.


Here is a closer look so you can see the colors and textures I used in the rug. Men's jackets make great braided rugs and hold up well.


24 comments:

Jacque. said...

I really like what you did, Debbie! Great job!

Allie said...

Oh Debbie that is gorgeous - I love it, well done!!!

marie said...

What a great rug. Would of never thought to combine hooking and braiding. Love the colors.

Dorothy said...

Your rag rug is wonderful. The colours are wonderful.

Chris said...

It looks gorgeous!

Terry said...

Your rug looks great! :0)

Mosaic Magpie said...

Your rug turned out beautifully and it was worth all the trouble to take apart the other. I really like how you combined the hooked middle with the braid...I have never seen that before.
Reading about the men's jackets makes me want to go to the thrift store and buy a bunch. Will the rug fit in a door way? Looks like the perfect Welcome mat.
Deb

moosecraft said...

Beautiful!

Karen said...

Are these the kind of braids that you stitch together? I have never made one but find it very interesting.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Stunning! I want it!!

Vicki W said...

That's really lovely!

paulette said...

Absolutely STUNNING!! Way to go!
P

Dawn said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish.
Looks great!

Melody said...

You are so clever. Your rug is wonderful.

The Wool Cupboard said...

Beautiful rug, Debbie! Your colors are wonderful.

Linda

Deborah OHare said...

Looks like a lot of work went into this. I would like to learn how to do this.

Soggibottom said...

I think we would call this a rag rug. What ever the both of us call it :-) there is an awful lot of work and thought gone into it.
I made quite a few of them years and years ago. I stopped when the last one I made, my dog decided to throw up on when I was away.
What did my other half do... throw it away ! :-)MEN ! :-) x x x

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Carrie P. said...

love your awesome rug!!!!

KatieQ said...

The rug turned out beautiful. I love how you used the chair pad for the center.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Debbie,
This is just stunning! I love it with the hooked piece in the center. The colors are perfect too. Hugs Lori

Carole said...

Ohhhhh Sweet! That really turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Brenis said...

Catching up on my blogs, oh my gosh Deb!! This is stunning!!!! I am in love! You did a fabulous job on this! And my goodness, you broke your tailbone?? Oouuchhh! Been there done that, and it hurts so much! I am soo sorry! It will be bruised for some time, so take care of that tushy! Looking at the bright side, you will have lots of hand stitching time as long as you pillow is cushy! Xoxo

Sinta Renee said...

I love your braided rug. It is so beautiful. I have never attempted one before... but would love to try sometime. I love your river trip photos too!