Monday, December 28, 2009

Nearly Finished!

I posted about this rug kit from Joan Grimord I was working on about a month ago. Right after I posted, I lost my last threader, and lost some steam. I finally remembered the other day that I had some hair-thin wire tucked away. With a homemade threader, I was able to finish the design today!
All that's left is to finish the back. I've volunteered mom for that task. I quickly stuck it into Pheobe's room with the extra fabric tucked under to get an idea of how it will look in the room when everything's done. I'm not sure that I should have used quite so much orange and I definitely made a lot of mistakes, but overall I'm happy with it.


  1. Oooh what a pretty rug! What technique is it,and how did you make and use a homemade threader. I am very very curious about this rug, I think it's gorgeous! And BTW looks like the perfect amount of orange to me! =D

  2. Beautiful rug! That must have been a lot of work. I'm very interested in how you made the threader also.

    groetjes Evelien

  3. "Homemade threader" is actually a fancy title for what ended up as a folded bit of wire. I tried all sorts of things to make the wire like the threaders included with the needle, but in the end, all it had to do was draw the thread through a long channel in the needle.

    The rug is a punchneedle kit. It's a really fun method, because it is VERY quick, and mistakes are very easy to correct. I'm already thinking about other places to use the punchneedle technique.