The studio is located outside the beautiful town of Charlevoix, Michigan, about one mile from Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Green Rag Rug is Hemmed
The rag rug with all kinds of prints with green is complete. I finished the hems last night, brought it in, dampened it on both sides, stomped on it a bit to set everything and left it to dry. I still need to work on a tiny bit of waviness on the edges, which I suppose just requires a bit more weight on the edge threads. I thought I had enough, but apparently not.
Here is a close up. Since the strips were only one inch, doubled, there are four raw edges on the strips, and therefore, more lose threads. Also, the way I joined the strips cause little tags of the ends to poke out between the warps. If you don't like that in a rug, don't use my techniques! I think it adds to the charm of a rag rug though.