Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rag rug photoshoot

Here's the latest round of rag rugs:

The colors of my rugs are dictated by what sheets I'm finding at Goodwill and the thrift store. I'm always quite surprised that pretty rugs can be made from the random sheets I find.
I believe this is one of the two rugs that I gave my sister, Kim, for her birthday.  I can't be sure though, because I get them mixed up.

This one went to my mom.

This one went to my mom also.  (Much prettier in real life-I really liked this rug.)

The outer ring of this rug is made with a white sheet that I splashed watered-down hunter green craft paint on. (Just a little bit of paint, because there wasn't much left in the bottle.)  Then I let the paint dry and washed it and dried it in the dryer.  It was kind of like fabric-dying, I guess.  I then tore it up and crocheted it into this pretty rug.  Pure white sheets don't make the best rugs because-you know-dirt!

The center of this rug is made with a white sheet 'dyed' with green craft paint as I explained above.

This lovely little patchwork rug is a combination of two tattered stained rugs I had here at home.  (Including the very first rag rug I made.)  I'm glad I decided to salvage the good fabric, because I think this rug is quite pretty!  I wish I would have taken before pics-but I did not.

She would have been HOT in the 80's with the mauve tones going on here!  Now it's time to get back to my hook!


Susi said...

I love them all but the one you splashed paint on is my favorite. I need to get to goodwill/thrift store to get some sheets to make one myself.

Holly C. said...

Thanks, Susi! You'll have fun, I'm sure.

Jessie said...

I love the second one from the bottom. the colors remind me of a Monet painting plus I love the bright pastelly colors. Beautiful!

Holly C. said...

Thank you, Jessie! I love that one too-and it was made with two crappy rugs! Miss you!

Dawnie said...

Love all of your beautiful masterpieces,Holly! What a great idea to splatter paint! I love white but doesn't go well with puppies!