Friday, June 8, 2012
Look! I've finished my rug! Ok so this one's a little small, but I ran out of me-time this week and had to quickly put in some rounds so I could show you guys the end. This one's going to be a teapot trivet which is totally acceptable, by the way. These little practice rounds make great trivets! I have my very first one on my dining room table for hot dinner pots and pans.
So let's finish it off.
Ending a rug is the one thing I've never been taught, but I've figured out a way on my own that seems to work just fine.
Quite honestly, I think my method for tying off a rug can vary but generally speaking, I'll always stitch the loop around to the back of the rug and try to tie a knot back there somewhere so it lies flat and is hard to notice.
It's kind of tricky but just find a place to pull your loop through from the backside of your round.
Pull it through just as though you were making a stitch like before.
Cut the fabric and tie a knot through that final loop.
Sometimes, it only takes one loop before I tie a knot and sometimes I'll do another stitch or two into the back just to flatten it out a little more and then I'll tie a knot. I know the pictures are kind of vague, but it's a little hard to show. You just have to use your best judgement as you're doing it. This is why I say that finishing a rug for me can vary.
From the rugs I have done, I can't tell where I stopped now that they're done and tied. I also haven't had anything come unraveled, but if there's anyone out there that has a better method, please feel free to comment!
I bet you'd all like to know how to do oval rugs, right? I'm working on them... to be announced!
In case you missed them: part 1, part 2, and part 3.