Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Black Licorice Penny Rug...

'Wall Street' wool for Black Licorice Penny Rug by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com


This gorgeous Gray Stripe wool
is called Wall Street.
I purchased it from The Wool Studio.
Wish I would have bought a whole bolt of it !
It is so soft and has a beautiful drape.




Stormy shades of wool for Black Licorice Penny Rug by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Pairs beautifully with all of the
stormy shades, blacks and grays,
that I already have in my stash.




Wool Pennies for Black Licorice Penny Rug by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I'm thinking pennies...
lots of wool pennies.




Cutting Wool Pennies for Black Licorice Penny Rug by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I use a REALLY simple method 

For this project, I used an
old baby food jar lid, a 50 cent piece
and a dime.




Wool Pennies for Black Licorice Penny Rug by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Arranging the large pennies 
onto my Gray Stripe wool...




 Black Licorice Penny Rug by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Layering the pennies,
next is the medium size...




 Black Licorice Penny Rug by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Finally the dime size wool penny,
centered on top.
Making sure I like the arrangement as is,
or moving around pieces until it suits.
I will then use a dab of fabric adhesive
under each wool penny to hold it in place.




Blanket Stitching wool penny for Black Licorice Penny Rug by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Then the process begins...
Blanket stitching the bottom penny first,
then the medium penny
and lastly the small top penny.

Some stitch their stack of pennies
together and then attach the stack to the backing.
I have found by stitching all the wool pennies
to the backing, the pennies lay smoother,
(no puffy pennies) and it makes for 
a more durable product.





Wool Penny Rug by Rose Clay from ThreeSheepStudio.com

This is a Penny Rug I made in 2016.
I stitched all the pennies 
to the backing, one by one.
I keep it on my Dining Room table.
It has been washed twice and air dried.
I then take a warm iron to the back.
It continues to lay flat and 
is no worse for the wear.




 Black Licorice Penny Rug by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Reminds me of Black Licorice !

~ Enjoy your day my friends...
Rose

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful and thanks for the tips.

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  2. Oh my..another beautiful project.
    So much patience to stitch all those. I still like the 2016 one with Color pennies.
    Blessings
    Cheryl

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  3. Seems like it's be easier to stitch the two smaller coins to the bigger one before attaching to the back...less to hold. Is there an advantage to stitching them all to the backing? You're the expert and I trust you...just curious.

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  4. I love that Black Licorice wool!! It's so old looking....I feel guilty, because I use my Sizzix to cut out my pennies...I'm lazy!! Your runners are beautiful!

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  5. OMG Rose, I never thought I would say this, but I really like all of the different blacks together! Janice

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  6. I love that 2016's striped background. As for Wall Street wool, I have no use for it but must have it.

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  7. I love this! Its just beautiful. I do love wool. I also love stitching pennies. That is a beautiful background.

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