Since we changed the carpet in the living room our hearth rug ddoesn’t match and we’ve struggled to find something we like within budget. So I suggested to Hubby that I made one using fleece in natural colours, no design so that it wouldn’t clash with the stripes. We have an open fire so do need it to be a reasonably dark colour.
I laid out raw BFL x Jacob fleece then two layers of Shetland followed by a further layer of raw BFL/Jacob.I wanted a longer and narrower rug than our current one. At the part way stage I was worried it wouldn’t shrink down enough but it has. After lots of rolling I did a final cold wash and rinse in the washing machine. I just love the finished item.
It’s not yet dry but I couldn’t wait to show it to you. The natural colours vary from grey and caramel through to dartk brown.
Bit of a dark photo – sorry. Looks quite smart, great natural colours, wool is self extinguishing so a good choice in front of a fire, goes well with the stripes and will no doubt be much beloved by the cats. Rugs are quite work intensive but I enjoy making them, can feel another one coming on.