Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Early Style Penny Rug adventure begins ...

Brewing up some hand dyed cotton floss. This will be the only thread used in my Early Style Penny Rug ... and oh my gosh, it turned out GORGEOUS! This was my first attempt at dying cotton floss with this particular "brew" ... and it sure won't be my last!
All the applique pieces are traced on freezer paper ...

and then ironed on the wools dyed right here in the kitchen ...

This step is my favorite part of making penny rugs -- cutting the pieces out with my sharp little scissors (notice the big holes ... perfect for my fat thumb). I'm loving how primitive the animal shapes are and how they seem to come to life once they're cut out ...

4 comments:

Christine said...

Teresa,
Share more about dyeing the floss!!! What color did you do?
I can hardly wait to see your penny rug....looks very cool!
Christine

Patti said...

Can't wait to see more of your penny rug! I'm so glad to find another primitive lover in Northern Illinois! Love your blog and website - I'm sure I'll be coming to visit often!

Blessings,
Patti from Park Ridge

Gayle said...

Teresa - Looks like it's going to be a wonderful penny rug - can't wait to see the finished project!

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Hi Teresa ! Your blog looks great. Im enjoying it very much.
I have a award for you. You have to come over to my blog to "pick it up" ;)~~Pam