Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Two Blanket Rug

In the winter, someone asked me if I would weave a blanket for her daughter from two old wool blankets. Some friends dropped the blankets off here and I finally got around to tackling it. The edges of one of the blankets was threadbare so it did not felt as much as I had hoped. 
Even so I am very pleased with the result, very excited actually. Processing and cutting a blanket is a tad easier than processing and cutting a dozen or two sweaters.

cutting, or scissoring as I like to call it

two blankets, one pale green, the other, yellow, beige and green

the finished rug, I have left the blanket tags on, but will remove them for the customer. I want her daughter to see what the rug was made from

whole rug
27 1/2" x 48"

lengthwise view

close up

felted wool blanket rug

11 comments:

elan said...

Gorgeous, nice that it's sold already, too bad it's sold already.

Bovine Bubbles and Hogwash LTD said...

beautiful pegg!

Krysta said...

Gorgeous blanket Pegg, you are so talented!

mchen said...

Ohhh, I love the colours. Gorgeous job, Pegg :)

Dre said...

so beautiful!

Anny said...

Beautiful!

Carol said...

I absolutely love this!!! I think it is kinda neat to have the tags on it; adds an interesting little break in the pattern.

Rhonda said...

That looks great!!

PrairiePeasant said...

Love it! Awesome work!

Susan R. said...

This is fantastic! Did you use any special equipment for this, or a simple finger weaving?

Pegg said...

I used an upright tapestry loom, that I converted to weave with rag.