Check out the very large potholder... AKA the new rug! I have taken artistic license and have changed the original plan. Instead of being a rug for the great room we are moving it into the bedroom. Two small rugs instead of one large one.
So here are the statistics on this rug...
1. Each rug which is approximately 4'x 5.5' took about 20 yards of T-shirt tubing
2. I have used about $70 - $100 worth of ice in dyeing all the loopers for the weaving and who knows how much dye and soda ash!! (Jeff has decided an ice machine would be a great addition for the STUDIO! No argument here...
3. A 27" loom space creates about a 21" block.
4. It is great fun!!
I applied Mod Podge to the right side of the linoleum. I smoothed my fabric on the Mod Podge, pressed the fabric smooth and let this dry. I then applied 5 coats of water based polyurethane (non yellowing), letting it dry between each coat. Then I turned the edge of the rug to the back and applied Mod Podge to glue it down. I let this dry and then neatly applied white duct tape. I then applied non stick rug tape over the duct tape... turn over and enjoy!!
Repurposing is a good thing. I had two large mismatched ginger jars that I was going to take to the yard sale. When my friend was at the house, she looked at the jars and said that I needed that size of lamp on either side of the sofa.
So... I decided to keep the bases and wrapped them in a fun fiber. I attached it with Mod Podge (can you tell this is a favorite go to??) and a little hot glue. Now they are going for a visit to the Lampmaker in Louisville to be turned into my own custom lamps. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the colors in the fiber!
We also had several visitors in the STUDIO this week. My brother-in-law, Mike, came to spend some time with me and to see what I was up to. Thanks Marie for bringing him over.
Mike did a little weaving for me and loves to help! He is so blessed to live at Park Place, which is a part of Cedar Lake. If you don't know anything about this organization, check them out at cedarlake.org. They do great stuff!
Cecilia has been coming to visit me in the STUDIO and we have been playing with the sewing machine. I love to see young people excited about fabric and learning to sew. She has caught on quickly and seems to have a real gift for sewing.
This is a little bag that she has made and I am really proud of her attention to detail. I will have to challenge her a little harder next week!!