Sunday, 21 August 2011
Making a Felt Ball Rug, Slowly.
Last November I made the grand purchase of 8000 felt balls from a very industrious Etsy Seller.
I'm sure like me you've seen those nice squishy Felt Ball Rugs in catalogues this year?
I thought making my own would be a fun project for the house. Almost 10 months later and I'm proud to say I'm half way through threading my 8000 balls into a rug that when I put down on the living room floor NO ONE will be allowed to tread, lie, roll or touch. Practical, huh!?
It's been a bit of an ordeal, though I find the process once I have a spare hour or two quite cathartic, something like the action of Rosary Beads, though I guess I'm praying to the felt god to get me through this one!
I just popped over to the Hay Studio site to see there Pinocchio Rug, and looks like they've come up with some nice new designs too...
Photo 1: Taken by E Peters.
Photos 2-4: From the Hay Studio Website.