Thursday, November 25, 2010

'Fleece-In-The-Grease' Throw Rug

Black Romney fleece being covered with a layer of white roving (and later, cheesecloth).
 


The front side of the rug mid-felting.
 


Close up.
 


Finished rug in its new 'home'.
 


My Black Romney fleece was whispering to me recently...

..."Use me, use meeeee!"...

...so I decided it was time for another fleece-in-the-grease project. Grin.

I had an old throw rug in the dining room which had seen better days...

...and a handmade replacement seemed in order.

I laid out wool locks and covered them with merino roving...

...then topped them with a layer of cheesecloth for structural support.

Because of its location and intended use...

...I didn't want to leave tufts like I did with my full fleece pillow.

I think a little of the charm of using raw fleece was lost, however...

...because of its flatness. :(

When it was finished, I found it to be a bit slippery on the bottom...

...but sewing pieces of rubber no-slip matting to the rug back solved the problem.
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Today in the US, we will celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday...

...and I would like to wish all of you a most joyful and memorable holiday.

And since giving thanks is especially appropriate today...

I would like to take the opportunity to say "Thank You" to each and every one of you, my lovely readers!

Your comments, tips and encouragement mean the world to me!!!




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7 comments:

vilterietje said...

i don't know what you use the rug for, but it's too beautifull to whipe your feet! love, riet:)

Kelly said...

Love your rug! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Hooked On Felt said...

Heather, It's beautiful! I looooooove it. The colors are wonderful. Will you do more?
Love ya Sweetheart!

Vilt à la Kim said...

Dear Heather, Happy thanksgiving!! I hope your family will be around you today! Have lots of fun.
hugs,
Kim

FeltersJourney said...

Happy Thanks Giving my dear!
Lovely rug - the colours in the fleece are beautiful.
xoxo

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, dear friends!! XXOOOOO-

WonderWhyGal said...

I had really thought about making a rug with some of my Alpaca thirds. Yours is gorgeous!

I wondered about the base though...cheesecloth? hmmm, I am going to give it a try. So far I've been weaving the fleece for rugs but now that I'm addicted to felting...I want to try to felt everything.

Andrea