Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Scrap yarn rug

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Finally here it is! If you are a regular reader you might remember that long ago I started a project to recycle yarns from all my unwanted and never-going-to-be-finished projects. If you are new you can read about it here. The rug is about 35 inches wide and 80" long, weird measurement? yes.


I was hoping to get rid of all the tiny balls of yarns which I would never ever use  as well as a huge pile of unfinished and unwanted projects, but I am still left with the same amount of scraps (or more) that I had at the beginning, almost 2 buckets full. I think with the amount that I have I can make a dozen of these rugs.


The stitch that is used is called the moss stitch, a very easy stitch and an interesting one too. I never got bored, mainly because I was changing colors for every row and it was fun to watch a just-frogged item blend into colourful rows. Right from the beginning I knew I was not going to weave in the ends. Each and every row has 2 ends to weave in. It was impossible. I just cut long stripes of fabric and sewed them around the edges with the numerous loose ends tucked into the fabric. Easy!
  So now that I have another huge pile to be rid of I have already started my next project. This time it's going to be a ripple but with an interesting texture.


You can expect a pattern soon.


18 comments:

  1. Wow I love the rug! It's so colourful and looks like a great use for scraps! looking forward to the ripple pattern :)

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  2. That's a very nice recycled rug. The ripple too is going to be as colorful as this one. You have got lot of patience to do this.

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  3. Your rug is gorgeous! Original! iT's a good mix of color and I love it!
    Lucie du Québec (Canada)

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  4. Brilliant idea! Love that you used linen titch for this colourful blanket, very nice.

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  5. Your rug looks amazing and you are just so brilliant not weaving in the ends but making a fabric border to go around it.
    Love this idea and your new ripple.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  6. Beautiful finish project and beautiful new one !!!!
    Have a fun day !
    Anna

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  7. Scrap yarn rug looks beautiful and colorful! can't wait for your ripple pattern.. have a great day!

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  8. I'm impressed !!! Jour work is fantastic and the result just great ! Have a Nice day

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  9. Great idea... The rug looks amazing, waiting for the ripple pattern...

    Love,
    Sabrina

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  10. Very nice,great idea!!
    Happy weekend,greetings.

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  11. Hola, es una alfombra preciosa¡¡¡¡ y que cantidad de lanas acumuladas, a mí me pasa lo mismo y no se donde guardarlas. Me gusta mucho el nuevo proyecto de ondas.
    besos

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  12. Hi I am new here! What a lovely blanket and what a clever idea with the ends! I also have bucketloads of left over yarn and this type of blanket is to yummy not to make... good autumn project! Anna

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  13. Beaujtiful rug, a great idea to sew the binding on! Love the new project! have a wonderful weekend.

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