Monday, January 14, 2013

penny rug

Penny Rugs are typically made from coin shaped circles in varying sizes like mine and made with wool felt and stitched together in blanket stitch.
I used a variety of plaids and solids and they are backed in black wool.
I hand stitched it so it is very rustic and imperfect which I think is charming.
Instead of attaching them all to a backing I wanted mine to be more like a doily.

A bit about the history of penny rugs.

They are rather simple to make. Even though there is a very rustic country historical look to this item I also think it sort of has that japanese crafty element to it.

1 comment:

Elizabeth's quarters said...

These look great and I love the fabrics you've used–a great combination of colour and texture.