Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Garden of Flowers Rug

This rug is the result of having a large stash of handspun wool which was fairly coarse and a very tatty old mat in the doorway which was irritating me. The pattern is adapted from a cushion design in a book called Ethnic Needlepoint but I made it in cross stitch and elongated it to make it more ruglike.
The dyes I used include eucalyptus, lichen, cochineal, brazilwood, nettles, onion skins and madder. It took a lot longer to make than I expected so I hope it lasts for a while so I don't need to make another.



5 comments:

Lucette said...

This is beautiful. I would put it up on the wall, it is art.

Anonymous said...

Stunningly beautiful ! I love it
Danièle

Mercè said...

It's gorgeous! You must be so proud :)

山頂2号 said...

Thanks for the lovely comments. It is on the floor but not where many people walk and we do take our shoes off inside so it won't suffer too much.

Beth said...

Beautiful! I'm a quilter and knitter, but your rug makes me want to take up rug-making. Thanks for the inspiration.