Saturday, 22 November 2014

The (almost) Finished Rag Rug

IMG_7334 Some time ago I shared my Rag Rug project as a 'work in progress'. Some time later, I finished it, a touchy feely, playmat for my daughter. Of course, I have, to date, slowed at the final and far less interesting step of mounting and backing the rug, but I thought I'd share the finished product in the meantime. My learning curves ... while I'm delighted with the multi-sensory effects of the rug, I wouldn't mix applique and rag rugging in quite this way again, as the rag rugging dominates so far over the applique shapes. It would work well with bigger, bolder shapes, perhaps, or reapeated patterns. For example, the red shapes are snails, but sadly their necks have disappeared in a sea of rags!