How I crocheted a rag rug from old t-shts
Warning this post and the project contained within it requires Patience.
This is Patience.
Do you remember
This is the rest of the story….Part II
I had decided on a rag rug made from cut up t-shts turned into yarn. It looked quick and easy….
I was wrong!
There were obstacles to be overcome….it would not be instant…Patience was called for…!
I could only find three t-shts in the house without seams…
At that point in time, my rug looked like this…. and I needed a BIG rug
A raid of everyone’s wardrobe revealed a few more that could be wound into yarn…
I still needed more….
It was now time to hit the boot fairs and the charity shops…..
Oh how I slaved through those hot summer afternoons….my fingers were blistered (really!) from all the snipping.
gradually my yarn collection began to grow…
Men’s extra large t-shts were best, they went further, ‘promo’ t-shts were usually seam free …especially anything with a ‘fruit of the loom’ label they were all usually seamless.
Plastic logos were no use (too stiff) printed patterns were ok-ish, plain was best.
It is a fun process
all the best things do….
It takes shape
I was ultra relaxed with this (very unlike me?)
I added the t-shts to the rug as I acquired them,
I needed to be random…. it was a whole new world.
I found that the t-shts had a more neutral palette than I expected.
Each colour stripe is one t-shirt, apart from the last grey at the end that is two grey t-shts.
I used two black ones for the border.
Total used for this rug 38 t-shts just imagine how much space they would take up??
Instead here they are on the floor….
This rug measures 1m 36cms long and 80cms wide.
And very much appreciated…..
He is watching a wood lice….I have a pooch that is fascinated with insects?
Do you like my rug?….I recommend all of you to try one of your own.
To make something from nothing