These past few months I have had two mandates in my sewing life: use up stash, and experiment with different weights of Aurifil thread to see what each can do. One thread in particular I've enjoyed is 28 weight, so when I decided to dig into my scraps to make a rag rug, it was my first choice to use. My mat is not yet complete (the end is tucked under for the picture) as I am still unsure how large I'd like it to be, but I've got a good handle on the process now.
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Braiding A Mat
We decided to tear our strips, and had a ball doing that. There is something so satisfying about that sharp RIIIIPPPPPP! Polly loved playing with the braided strips.
We have used almost a full small spool to join 29 m of braid.
The mat measures 26 "x 28", and will no doubt go at least a big larger. After this is finished, I will figure out how much yardage was used. I marked the braids in 3 m increments with a piece of masking tape (you can see the one on the right says 26) and measured the mat after each addition. A bit of math will be involved
I do know it made a noticeable dent in my scrap pile (yay!) and I can't wait to make another. With the raw edges and many threads from ripping, this has a rustic look for sure, but it will be perfect in the intended room.
You can find Aurifil 28 weight - and many other weights - in my online thread store.