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Monday, August 27, 2012

on the fringe of.....

 
Hey Friends & Folk!
hoping you are all enjoying the cooler temps like we have here in VA today
(ok, drier, maybe not exactly cooler)
I'm keeping those of you in the path of the hurricane in my thoughts ~ may you all be safe!

thought I'd share a few pics of my little rug that I've just finished...
I wanted to finish the edge a little differently, so I hand-knotted on some wool fringe...
 
 
a fun & festive finish!


I really like how this turned out...
I've only finished one other rug like this before, but you can be sure I'll be doing this more often....



JACK

on the back, I've stitched on some brown/cream repro cotton calico for a simple finish...
and stitched on my label too...
it's important to always label your original work :)




 
here's a closer look...primitively stitched, but neat & tidy ~

I do not mind loose threads at all...
I think they convey the handwork in a rich sense....
 I hand-knot the fringe on before I add the fabric binding, so that the fringe lays flat.
don't you just love this look?
 
As always, I love to share my original work & designs with you,
so please be respectful by never copying my work in any way ~

(hate to say that, but some folks 'out there' have real issues about being 'inspired' by others' work
...& I'm not talking about the fringe, I'm talking about the design)
 
would you like to see a video of how I hand-knot the fringe on?
am thinking of making a little tutorial ...nothing special, just my way of doing it :)
 
let me know what you think?
 
 
 
Blessings from Notforgotten Farm...
Lori

20 comments:

Jo Ann said...

YES for a tutorial-love, love, love the finish. Always inspired by your work !

Thanks,

Jo Ann

Barbara said...

WOW! Lori, love, love, love the finish on that rug...so different. Would love to see a tutorial for the fringe. Of course the hooked Jack is great too. Sure am sad that we won't be there for the gathering this year...Will be thinking of you and know all will go well. Blessings...

Kathy L. said...

would love a tutorial on how to do the fringe. I love how it looks.

Kathy

NMK said...

This is so cute & I Love the fringe !!!! So Neat & the cute calico fabric on the back....It would be nice to see how you did the fringe, it adds so much charm to your rug ! I just wish I had more hours in the day to play .... back to painting....

WoolenSails said...

I definitely love that finish, especially for that piece, really gives it a whole new look and perfect for a wall hanging too.

Debbie

Karen said...

Lori your work is always such an inspiration...and gorgeous. This one is right up there!
Love your Fall background.
Karen

Raymond Homestead said...

I love it with the fringe on it!

Patti said...

Absolutely love the rug! And the finish!
Blessings, Patti

Jane said...

Count me in with those who would love to see how you do that sweet fringe!

jan said...


I'd love to see how you did the fringe edge. Looks great!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the rug!!

adailydoseoffiber said...

Please do share it! It's a great finish!

kstehens100 said...

I would really appreciate a tutorial on these uniques finishing method. Hugs, kathy

The Wool Cupboard said...

Lori, I would love to see your tutorial on hand-knotted fringe! Please do one!

Linda

Theresa said...

Love the new rug and yes please do a video. :0)

Nancee said...

I would love a tutorial on making the fringe. It adds just the right touch for a country piece. I took a class in how to add a braided border to a hooked piece. It's a more formal approach. I like your primi look better.
nancee

Krissy B. said...

Lori: LOVE HIM!!! Yes, a tutorial on fringe would be great. Are you going to sell him done?, as a pattern? I'd like to have him in my home!!! Krissy B.

annie said...

he is faboulous, I would love to see a video!

Jacqueline said...

Yes, please share the tut on the finish..not just the fringe but the adding of the calico on the back if you could.

Thanks

woollylottrugs said...

Would love to see a tutorial of the knotting! Looks great!!!

hugs
cyndi

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