A few days ago, I started creating what will be a 60" oval knotted toothbrush rug. If you haven't been following along, you can see the first post here : WATCH IT GROW
If you remember, in the beginning I chose not to prep all of the fabric in advance. Last weekend, once I went past the 1/3 mark, I decided to go ahead and prep the rest of the fabric. I knew progress would begin to slow down so having the fabric ready would speed things up a bit. I came up with an idea for storing the prepped fabric strips in a way that would not be messy, not take too much time and still be pretty handy.
I put them all on clothes hangers and hung them on my china cabinet!
|fourelevenrox rug fabric strips tip|
|fourelevenrox Watch it Grow Rug Series #3|
At this point, it takes about 35 minutes to make one complete row. With each row, that time will increase. The rug is now 44" x 26" and it has taken me 13 hours plus 4 extra hours for the fabric preparation. That's 17 hours total. If I were to stop here, I would estimate that my total time would have been about 15 hours.
|fourelevenrox Watch it Grow Rug Series #3 13 hours knotting time|
Watch it grow and Happy Rugging!!