Saturday, 9 November 2013

Finito!

My experiment using fleece and garden mesh (with squares 1 cm in size), seems to have worked. It was not without its problems, namely trying to over sew the turned edges which had a mind of their own.

It took 3/4 of both a green and coffee fleece, plus 1/2 of a purple one. The purple one was a lot thicker despite being the same price so I had to adapt as I went. The green stretchy strips were around 1" in width, the coffee one 1.5" and the purple .75". Just goes to show, they were the same price but from two different stores.

The green and coffee fleeces came from The Range and the purple from B & Q. The ones from B & Q were far superior and are what I am using on my larger rug I started last year.

Anyway, here is a close up photograph of it:
This one is in situ, just inside the inner front door. Goes with the d├ęcor a lot better than the brown one which has now been moved elsewhere.



9 comments:

  1. Whether it will wash okay I don't know but our Grand dogs are coming tonight so we shall see how it holds up!

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  2. It looks really good, what a great idea!

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    1. Angela and Anne - thank you I really enjoyed doing it.

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  3. Great idea. I've got some of that mesh, so might have a go!
    Gill

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  4. Hi! That looks absolutely fab! I'd love to do one. Or just own one-hehehe! I've been following u for a couple of weeks. I'd thought I'd say hello, at last! Regards,xxx

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  5. WOW that was quick! It look fabulous, I love those colours.

    I found a knitted poppy pattern for you
    http://blog.themakingspot.com/blog/free-pattern-knit-a-poppy-in-november

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    1. Frugal in Derbyshire - give it a go, it was quite easy apart from the outside edge!
      Simplesista - glad to hear from you!
      Yes it was quick, quite surprised myself. Thanks for the pattern.

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