Liz has a follow-up from her rug dyeing experiment - a picture of the final result!
|Bonus: This item was sold to a lovely lady we met at the Flint Handmade sale!|
- Dye your fabric before cutting it, especially if using a fabric that tends to get stringy when cut.
- Crocheting something like this rug, which has several strands of fabric strips instead of one long piece, followed by dyeing and washing will result in lots of holes and strings and it will end up looking shabby - not very functional.
- Adding an additional string of yarn along with the fabric may help the rug be more durable and add a little visual flair.
Liz is hoping to make more fabric rugs soon, but now has a better idea of how to go about the whole process. Order of operations, people.
Erica has found time in her busy schedule to start another quilt--this time for her cousin Chelsea. Instead of finding fabrics to put together, she found a great pack of flannel receiving blankets that were on sale, and coordinated so well they couldn't be passed up! Erica hasn't started sewing yet, but the most time consuming part--the cutting--is finished.
|Chevrons are SO fetch right now.|
|One day, Erica will buy graph paper...|
That's what we've been up to this week!