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My home town is Rice Lake, a small town in northern Wisconsin. I own Red House Wool Studio~ an in-home wool and rug hooking business. I enjoy collecting and decorating with antiques and primitives. Orange Sink Blog is a journal of my interests and ramblings about life. Cathy Greschner

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

American Floral Rug is Hung!




Time to light a candle in celebration. The binding is complete.  American Floral is now hanging over the fireplace.

Funny how putting something different on the wall leads to the cleaning and rearrangement of the entire room.


The summertime mantle.

Cathy G

I added a few photos for Lauren ... :-))  

I made the binding from black wool.  It is 3 1/2 inches wide and I had to sew some strips together long enough to go around the rug.  All hand sewn on.  I plan to do a tutorial on how I bind my rugs.... don't hold your breath though... you know how long everything takes me! 

Thank you all for your kind comments and emails.... Diane... I will run a photo tomorrow of the wools I used for the background!! Promise!  










18 comments:

  1. Cathy,
    Your rug is so wonderful! The background is so cool. It looks perfect above your mantle.
    I think our weather is about the same as yours. Everything is so nice and green but the skeeters are terrible this year. Take care. Hugs, Lori

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  2. Oh, it looks good but you need to give us a full view of the fireplace :)
    Is that extra wide rug binding or did you bind it with wool?
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  3. Your blog entry when you first showed your completed rug should've carried a warning that it was dangerous to the reader's pocketbook. Yes, I succumbed to your temptation and ordered the pattern on linen, no less. Love it, love it. Jeesh, another project!

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  4. Thanks :) Wonderful!!!
    I love using wool to bind rugs, and I hand sew it on, too. I use it much more often than binding tape. I look forward to your tutorial. As you well know, I HATE the binding process and any hints to make it easier are most welcome.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  5. Great looking rug and I also like to bind with wool!!!!

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  6. Cathy, your rug looks terrific and looks great above your fireplace. Wow, your room looks really well put together. It has a warm inviting atmosphere, a real showpiece for a magazine.

    I binded my Childhood Memories rug with wool and it was so much easier than it would have been with the binding tape. It was an irregular edge so I really had no choice. I also hand stitched.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  7. Both the rug and tour room are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. The rug is gorgeous & your home looks lovely!

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  9. I love how you did the background!! It's Outstanding!!!

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  10. Your rug is Beautiful !!!! I just love all the different variations you have used for the background. I will be watching for your tutorial to finish a rug with wool . Your mantel looks so pretty , warm & cozy !

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  11. Beautiful rug and wall display. It is always great to see how someone else binds a rug. I've used wool fabric also but will be excited to see your tutorial.

    Saundra

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  12. Love the rug as usual, you are one great hooker. I also love the mantle display, beautiful, Francine.

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  13. Beautiful work !
    Thank you for sharing ~ I love it all !

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  14. Your room is so lovely! I'd love to settle in there for a relaxing afternoon.
    You are an artist with both rughooking and decorating.

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  15. It is beautiful Cathy. I will look forward to seeing how you do the finishing. I love that background so much Your living room is so pretty.
    It is so true, I move one thing and the whole room has to be overhauled.
    A incredible job.

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  16. Your living room is wonderful. The rug puts a finishing touch on the room. Looking forward to your tutorial on binding, it's the hardest part for me.

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  17. Beautiful!!! You did a wonderful job!!!
    TFS
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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