Friday, August 24, 2012
Tip of the Day - Create Extensions
Just figure out how many inches you need for your rug/mat project then just add whatever amount you think you will need to either whip or turn to the back the edges. Add another inch or so and sew on your extensions. If you think you might add more hooking to the outside edges when you are close to being finished then add those inches also. Find some of that less-than-desirable wool in your stash and cut some nice wide strips of say 6-10" and sew to the outside edges all the way around. This might not be the prettiest while you are hooking but trust me you can move to the outside edges easily and save a whole lot of warp in the process!
I just might add several extra rows on the outside edges before this rug is finished - why not, I have the room to make changes since I did leave myself room to do just that with this project - you decide what works for you. When I'm ready to finish the rug these extensions zip right off with a razor blade. I roll them up and keep for the next project. These plaid extensions have been on every rug I've made posted on my site. Okay Hookers, that's my "Tip of the Day."