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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Adventures in Rug Making (pt. 2)

Alright, today's the day!  I'm about to get out all the stuff I need for making this felted rug.

I'd like the finished size to be approximately 30" by 21" - I'm allowing for 16-20% shrinkage, so I'm going to lay out the dry fiber in a rectangle 36" by 25".

The fiber will be laid out in alternating directional layers - One layer horizontal, the next vertical, repeat ad nauseum.  I'm planning for somewhere between 12 and 15 layers.  I want a thick, squishy rug when I'm done, so the more the merrier.  I'm not sure how many I'll finish up with at this point.

The very last layer I may add some contrasting colors so the surface is decorative.  I have to look through my stash first to see what I've got that isn't superwash, though.

Okay, here we go!