I took an online class taught by Flora Carlile-Kovacs on rug making with pre-felts in traditional motifs. Thanks to the Minnesota Feltmakers Guild for hosting this class.
|Making the prefelt. I used Shetland Mule fiber I had dyed years ago. And some dark Indigo Ashford fiber given to me by a friend when she could no longer felt.
|Deciding on the design placement
|More design decisions after cutting out the motifs. I liked both sides so I had to make two versions, a positive and a negative.
|Layout for the second rug
|Second rug, love the edges on this one!
|First rug, I intentionally wrapped the backing fibers around to the front, I thought it gave it the look of being singed by fire. Maybe the recent fire we had influenced this decision.
|Pretty comparable in size and thickness. Can't wait to make some bigger rugs!