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I like honey. This rug was created in a tribute to this trait.
It has many colours in it that represent the colour of honey in all its processes.
As nectar, raw, creamed, honeycomb and colours of flowers bees are attracted to.
It has Yellows, creams, white, lemons,mustard,and small flecks of greens pinks and purple.
Its is 90cm in diameter (35 inches)
The rug is not crocheted but is toothbrush rug.
A Brief History of the Toothbrush Rug.
The Toothbrush Rug originated in Scandinavia.
It is an old technique that was used to make mittens, hats and even milk strainers.
The original technique was brought to the United States by immigrants.
During the 1930's it was modified to the easy method that we use today.
These rugs were very popular during both World Wars as well as the depression years. In those times fabrics and money were scarce.
As the years went by the Toothbrush Rug just about disappeared.
In the early 1980's the craft was revived.
Toothbrush rugs get their name from the needle that was used to make them.
Originally a toothbrush was hung on a hook. The fabric was placed through the hole and the brush of the toothbrush was cut off.
I use a nappy safety pin as a tool.
Making rag rugs has always been a social occasion. In England in the 1800s families would make the rugs, neighbours would swap left over fabrics and help each other finish the rugs so a new one would be made for the doorstep each Christmas.
This is a one of a kind. As the materials are remnants and preloved clothes.
I couldnt make this again even if i tried.
I recommend a non slip rug backing be placed under the rug if placed on hard floor surfaces.
These can be purchased from most supermarkets.
My rugs are not factory rugs.
You will notice that a handmade rug shows imperfections that you won't find in a factory made rug.
The rugs are not reversible there's the "good" side and the" pretty ok " side.
The top is neater with less frays. However sometimes when using satins, and other non everyday materials an
interesting fray texture is created on the top.
Its meant to be there and adds to the rug, If I didnt want it there I wouldnt use those types of materials.
Look closely at the close up shots- so you can see different material textures and the ways they interact.
Depending on the theme of the rug materials are selected that provide interest and variation within the rug.
When you turn a rug over, you'll find fabric edges and a few frays here and there. It does not compromise the
durability of the rug.
Made in a smoke free household. We do have a little dog called Happy but shes not allowed near my stuff.
Questions are welcome about any item I sell.
I want the buyer know, what to expect.
Custom rug orders are welcome. Oval or round any size.
Message me and Id be happy to talk about what it is you would like.
Joy to you