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!
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