Monday, July 9, 2018

Another Binding Technique ~

Jennie was asking how I finished a rug using 4 separate pieces of wool.  I don't know if this is a "proper" binding technique.  I am not good at easing around corners if using one long strip of wool, so this works better for me.  This is how it looks from the front.  The strips were just sewn on in the usual way. 

Sometimes I whip stitch the corners before sewing down the binding.  I think it makes is it a bit easier.

I then whip stitch two opposite sides.

I then sew the other sides.  You can just fold over flat if you wish.

Sometimes I create a "fake" miter.
All done ~ except for the label.  This will be displayed at Sauder Village during rug week, the first time I will have a rug in the show.  Oh, the colors are so much better in person!
After my California trip, I posted pictures of this plant.  Several of you wondered what it was.  After a Google search and consulting with someone from California, I found it is called an Echium Candidan.  Very cool and most unusual.

I went to an antique show yesterday.  Nothing special came home with me (frowny face), but this was one of the coolest things I've ever seen at a show.  In 30+ years of antiquing, this was a first.  It is a wooden dog crate.  I absolutely fell in love with it.  Thankfully it was sold when I went back to look because I was so tempted to bring it home with me, but it was WAY MORE than I was willing to pay.  What a conversation piece!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


Margaret said...

I love seeing how you bind your rugs. So interesting! That dog hutch -- so cool! I would have been tempted too.

Saundra said...

That is one of the ways I bind rugs sometimes also. Usually I mitre them as you showed in one photo. Cool dog crate but it wouldn't have come home with me as I've too much stuff already and done collecting. Well, done collecting everything except wool and patterns.

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acorn hollow said...

the dog crate looks like it was made out of trunk. I have never seen one either.
Love your binding.

Prims By The Water said...

Your rug is nice Lauren and what a conversation piece that would have been! Never seen one myself either. Janice

WoolenSails said...

I like how you did the binding, makes it easier than having the corners too thick and of course that rug is so fun, love it.
That is a fun crate, I would be tempted too.


Farm Girl said...

That is a very cool dog crate. I love that binding too. You do such a wonderful job. I think my next rug I am going to do that. I love simple and that one is just slick. I love your corners too.
When we go to the beach those plants are everywhere. I am glad you found out the name.
Great post as usual. Thank you.

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the tut. You are always so generous to share with us.

Anonymous said...

Echium Candidan plant looks beautiful. I have not seen them before. Your project looks beautiful. Love the design:)

Three Sheep Studio said...

Thanks for showing us one of your binding techniques. What a beautiful plant ! Wow. Wish it would grow in PA.

kelley said...

great idea for binding a rug...will be a time saver for the small ones...oh that dog crate is dreamy...glad someone else bought it to save you the temptation!

moosecraft said...

Oh my goodness! I loooooove that doggie crate!

woolwoman said...

too bad you didn't get the unique dog crate. It was pretty cool! and so is your bear rug. Have fun at Sauder you lucky bird!

Julia said...

Hi Lauren, sorry I've been skipping blogs lately. I'm overextended and just can't do it all. I love that cool bear rug and I think your binding technique is wonderful. I've learned something new today.
Enjoy your week.
Hugs, Julia

elaine allerton said...

Awesome idea for binding, will try next!
Thanks for sharing ,,,,
Love that mat,,, too,,