Wow this month is moving so fast. it's hard to believe we are in the middle of the month, where does the time go?
Yesterday I attended a Rag Rug Making class at the Ft. King National Historical Landmark park. The park offers several homesteading classes so I signed up. My hands at first forgot how to make a braid so my first attempt is pretty wonky but will make a good hot pad for under a pot. The second photo shows the two fabrics I used for my rug.
The Red one is much more compact. The photos shows the beginning of the more compact piece using the one color of fabric. The no sew method was quite interesting and new to me, I have made braided rugs where every few inches you would stitch the braided coils together.
I am looking forward to the Broom Making class in October, I signed up for it last year but was ill so I couldn't attend. The instructor mentioned a new class coming in the next year, candle making, which I will sign up for, I haven't made candles in a few years, I think it will be fun. Next month there is a cross stitch class I may take.
My progress on the Moon Crystals pieces is coming along quite nicely, I'm enjoying using the variety of stitches. The crescent moon starts off with the back stitch and is finished with the whipped back stitch.
|back stitch moon|
|whipped back stitch|
|crystals in chain stitch|