Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Rag Rug Project-

 $3.99 for a rag rug, hours of fun priceless.
A few month's ago I redid my bath room and bought some rag rugs to brighten it up bit. I loved the gentle jewel tones and wanted see the fabric unbound. So I started to clip, and clip, and clip. Piles of gray string like thread wove the rug together, it took some time to free the fabric.
 What a treasure came out and it was mostly silk.

Sequins and sparkles added to the fun.
Then I opened a second rug...yikes it was horrid. Made from heavy upholstery fabric.
Lesson learned, I know what to look for now. You can kind of pick at it to find the silk ones.
Now the projects began. I started off with one of my polka dotted scarf's.
The body of the scarf is from the rug only the dots are new fabric.

Then a fun square knot bracelet.
Next a necklace with braids and strands. Decorated with a silk cocoon that I beaded inside and out.

Can't stop now I decided to make rag curtains, I'm still adding but I think they will look cool when finished.
 I'm still thinking of what else I could make from the pile of silks. You can't believe the amount of material that one little rug can produce. I will post it if I come up with something fun.
I got a new app for the fun phone.
This makes me laugh, I guess this is how I look when I try something new.