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Monday, 13 November 2017


Yarn pieces 4" or longer I save and eventually they find their way into my weaving. This is a rya bath mat I wove for myself. The little blue remnants I had saved from other project's found a space in it. The backing I used longer pieces in various dark browns. When I flip the rug over and look at the backside I see some colour variation and to me it is meaningful and reminds me to stay frugal.

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  1. Oh my, I just love the colors and the style! You are so talented!

  2. Thanks Kim. This one is going to last a long while. It is made of wool. When I do let it go it will go in the compost - wool doesn't burn well so I won't put it in my wood stove. Ronda

  3. I love how you use bits and pieces of leftovers to make something beautiful, I think it makes a great and beautiful bathroom rug! I had never heard of composting full but I suppose that would make sense that it would break down eventually. Hope you are doing well friend!

    1. Hi Marilyn Years ago I put a wool tapestry in the compost - not because I didn't like it because if that was the case I would have taken it apart to save the wool. NO- I put it there out of curiosity- it was hard to leave it undisturbed and not peek for 6 months or so but when I did I was surprised at how much decomposition had already taken place. This experiment confirmed to me the importance of my ecological footprint. The other great thing about composting wool is - it doesn't stink. Wool emits a terrible smell when burned much like human hair. Ronda

  4. IT's beautiful, Ronda. I love the color. xo Laura

  5. What a fun bath mat - I always like to step on natural fiber when I get out of the shower, but I've never thought of woo... perfectly warm, too!!