Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ugly fabric. Ugly Yarn.

If this corner of blogland is quiet the next couple of days....
It'll be because I'm OFF!
I'll be getting to know our new travel trailer!
;)

And...
I'll be walking around on my NEW RUG!!!

Hand WOVEN on my LOOM!

I used up some of my OLD. UGLY.
POLYESTER. YARN!!!
Why do I even own this yarn???
Not sure.
;)

I also used some
OLD. UGLY. FABRIC!

So happy to find a USE for this yardage
that doesn't do ANYTHING AT ALL for me!!
Why do I own it??
Not sure about that one either.
:/

Actually....
the pepper fabric is not that bad looking..
especially in the photo.
But....
It's a VERY CHEAP cotton
and I've become "fussy" in what I quilt with these days.
;)



I pieced 1 1/2" wide strips into VERY long
skeins of "yarn".....

and ended up with THIS!!!!

A FREE RUG!!!
That didn't turn out ugly....
Despite....using.....
UGLY YARN....and....
UGLY fabric!!!
;)

19 comments:

  1. I love your rug! Someday I'd like to get one of those looms.
    Have a great time!

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  2. There are a couple of boxes of "ugly" fabric stored in my house. I actually was thinking about it, and wondering what you could come up with to make it not ugly. I know you could! Any tips?
    Your new rug certainly isn't ugly!! It will look great in your new trailer, I'll bet - have a lot of fun!

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  3. These are the best kinds of rugs! It looks great!

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  4. What a transformation! Your new rug is beautiful!!!

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  5. You are really onto something special with your weaving! really beautiful!! Enjoy getting to know your trailer.

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  6. How neat, Beth! Love your rug - although I wouldn't necessarily call all those fabrics ugly to start with! I kind of liked the blue with seashells! But it adds a nice pop of color to your rug!

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  7. The rug turned out great!!!! You are really making progress with that loom.

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  8. The rug is beautiful! Enjoy your trip.

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  9. You definitely have a magic touch! Have a wonderful time camping.
    Hugs

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  10. I love it. I would love a loom that did that. Amazing! Impressive.

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  11. A very pretty rug indeed. I recently crocheted a "Bohemian" blanket with a lot of acrylic yarn in various colors. I love it! The problem is that it seems like I still have as much old yarn as I did before the blanket! HA!

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    1. Here is a link to my blanket post:
      http://squaregrannie.blogspot.com/2012/06/bohemian-blanket.html

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  12. Beautiful job with your rug! It's amazing how weaving can transform old uglies into new beauties.

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  13. Almost like making gold from straw! Fabulous!

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  14. oh I LOVE the rug! One of my mantras is that there is no ugly fabric (just depends what you use it with - that's why I love patchwork so much!).
    Did you already explain your loom? I'd love to know more. Your end product and use of ugly fabric is SO COOL.

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  15. What a great way to use up ugly fabric!! I would love to have a loom!

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  16. Wow, that is so absolutely NOT ugly. Great idea to use up old fabric and threads.

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  17. Is this a specific loom you have? These rugs look fabulous. I have a loom but you weave fabric. I can not figure out what to do at the end of the strip.

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