Monday, October 31, 2011

Raw Fleece Rug Redux- Part 2 of 2



Rolling the project in a rubber 'non-slip' rug mat.


The cotton gauze backing is starting to ruche...and that means we're finally getting somewhere!


A close up of the finished rug...


...with light and dark areas...


...and shorter and 'more boingy' bits...


...for lots of texture on your toesies! :)


The finished rug, drying on a large plastic bucket...

...a rug this large and heavy takes days to dry!


The finished rug.


I like to use black roving in these projects, because when it migrates to the front...

...it really highlights the crevices between the fleece tufts.

You can see that some of the locks are a glorious gold color with a long staple length...

...and others are more 'moss-like' in appearance after felting.

When visitors see this rug for the first time...

...they almost always pull off their shoes and socks for a little 'feel'! :)

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18 comments:

vilterietje said...

oooooooh! i whished i could come over to pull of my shoes and socks to feel it! it's wonderful:)

Terrie said...

What a huge project to work together and the look is appealing. I wanna to touch it. Soooo warm for this winter.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies!! It IS really soft and warm...and it gives your feet a little 'massage' when you walk around on it barefooted! :)

Sandie Knapp said...

Oh my, me too! What fun to wake up in the morning, and step out of bed and onto that rug! It would be amazing, I just know it! I really like it, in every way. It looks so inviting and soft and WARM! :)

Rachel said...

Definitely a job for the summer. I can't imagine how long it would take to dry if you made such a large piece in the winter!

Patty Biermans said...

The bottom part looks like a silver/ice color and that's so weird! That this color is soft and warm! Love it very much.. hugzz...peebee

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--You've given me a great idea...I think I will switch it out with the smaller raw wool rug in my bedroom and see how I like it! :)
Peebee--Thanks! The wool at the bottom was very pale...white, really...so when the black roving came through, it made it look grey.

Melissa Plank said...

Oh wow, this is cool! It's really amazing!

red2white said...

Heather, it is beautifull!! Such a clever idea to use black backing.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Melissa!!

Heather Woollove said...

Monika--Thanks! Yes...the black really offers something wonderful, I think. I've considered trying other colors (orange?!?!), but I always go 'back to black' (Amy Winehouse reference...har), because I like it so much. XXO-

red2white said...

me too :), especially when it's blended with other natural colors.

FeltersJourney said...

Heather this is WONDERFUL! I LOVE love LOVE it!
You are right, the black background really makes it pop.
What a wonderful visual reminder of such very special mom & daughter time xx

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks again, Monika!
Deborah--I DO love this rug. I recently 'relocated' it to my bedroom, on the advice of my friend, Sandie...and it's even better there! :)

Michelle said...

I really, really love this!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks so much, Michelle!

Nicole Erfan said...

This is so beautiful!! You have inspired me to make one! I can't wait to try. I bet it feels sooo good in between your feet.

Heather Woollove said...

Nicole--It really does feel delicious between one's toes! I can't wait to see how yours comes out!!