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« on: May 31, 2017 10:07:34 AM »


This rug was a labour of love! fortunately, I really enjoyed doing it, I've been working on it on and if for a couple of years now; first making all the hexies, then sorting them into colours and sewing up. And it's finally finished!! I adore it, it makes me happy every time I see it, and as you see even my cat approves  Grin


It's made of 769 1-inch hexies, most of which were from leftover fabrics (or friend's leftovers, since I raided a few scrap boxes too). One if this things I love about EPP is that it lets you make use of what world otherwise be wasted; for example all my templates were made out of old homework sheets!


The back is just plain wool felt, and I sewed (is sewed a word??) a row of hexies all around the edge of the reverse of the top piece to give a nice edge.

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017 10:40:20 AM »

That. Is. GLORIOUS!  What an amazing labour of love, rocked it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017 10:41:36 AM »

My goodness, this is a treasure. How totally gorgeous. I could look at this forever, wow.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017 10:43:44 AM »

This ROCKS!  So beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017 10:51:00 AM »

So very very beautiful.  I've loved getting to see your work on it, bit by bit, over the last few years.  Absolutely ROCKS.
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017 02:19:05 PM »

Beautiful, colorful piece; it's rainbow-riffic!  And congratulations on sticking with a project over such a long time period; very few people have that kind of dedication/determination.  Two weeks, max, is about the longest I can tolerate working on an art project before I lose all interest and give up.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017 02:40:53 PM »

Ah, thanks so much guys Smiley I definitly lost patience with it a few times and chucked it at the back of the WIP basket - but I'm so glad I did stick with it ultimately; I keep noticing hexies that have happy memories attached and that makes it even better. Current favorite is the patch made from the same fabric used for making elephant-puppet ears when I worked in a production of Elephantom a few years back  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2017 04:25:55 PM »

Whoa! Your rug is incredible! The color coded hexie stash you had (have still?) was impressive all by itself but this is outstanding. Rocks completely!
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2017 08:05:01 AM »

WAIT. You're going to put this amazing and beautiful love-filled creation on the floor?! Where people will walk on it with their filthy and disgusting people-feet!? I can't even.  Wink
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WAIT. You're going to put this amazing and beautiful love-filled creation on the floor?! Where people will walk on it with their filthy and disgusting people-feet!? I can't even.  Wink

Seriously though....
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