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« on: April 25, 2007 07:27:06 PM »

Sorry if this is on the wrong board! I was just wondering if anyone has made the downward spiral rug in the generation T book.
I've started making it, but I keep getting very frustrated with it.
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I've had lots of problems with sewing it too tight, and then with the braiding of the rug!
anyone have any advice?
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007 07:35:33 PM »

No advice, but it looks awesome so far!
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007 08:52:13 PM »

i don't have that book, but I started a rug like that before leaving for college, thinking I'd use it in my dorm.  I got about as far as you and then got frustrated.

how are you attaching it all?  I was stitching the bottom and it took forever.
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007 09:10:26 AM »

xfoxglove that's exactly how i'm doing it! by sewing the bottom.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2007 01:15:32 PM »

yeah, i got to about where you are and stopped.  i didn't have enough time to finish it, besides it would have been super slippery on our floor since it's just a tile floor.

anyway, my only suggestion is maybe a stronger needle or a curved one for upholstery.  other than that, i can only offer some words of encouragement.  it looks really good so far.  maybe just take a break from it and do it a little at a time.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2007 05:15:22 PM »

 Smiley thank you! i've taken a break and it seems to be working, now all i've gotta do is get the needles you suggested to see how they work.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2007 05:55:22 PM »

My Mom used to make rugs like this-I remember she had special rug needles. You braided it all first?
Any more progress?
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2007 05:58:46 PM »

definetly keep it up.  i really love how it looks. 
maybe post a progress pic for motivation!  haha.
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2007 07:04:41 PM »

That looks really good. It makes me dizzy to look at too long. Generation T is a great book, yes?

I don't have any advice. But the tapestry curved needles sounds like a great idea. I bought some at Walmart a while ago, they were super cheap. I used them for bookbinding.
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2007 07:54:02 PM »

I have worked on the rug a bit, but I don't have any recent pictures since it's all packed up! moving from a dorm to back home is hard!
Thanks for reccomending the curved needle, I will most def. give it a try.
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