This is a wet felted rug with archaic motif from Turkmenistan. It was a long process, about 1 weeks work. First I started on bubble wrap with design (wet pencil roving), then I filled with coloured wool and then on the top I put it 3 layers of wool. With rolling technique I finished the rug.
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Wow, this is so impressive. I know how long it takes to make just a small sample like this. Kudos to you for the hard work and excellent results.
Really fabulous Ildi. Beautiful design and colours. Speaking of colours, may I ask how you stop the three background layers interfering with your top layer colour.
The wool is 40 micron,so it’s not interfering mutch
You must be really fit after all that work. I’ve just made a scarf sample and I’m “cream crackered”.
If I’d just spent a week making a rug, I wouldn’t let anyone walk on it.
So so beautiful. Your work is really top notch. I would be so proud to have made something so wonderfully handcrafted it looks machine made.
A stunning piece of work! Thank you for sharing and for the great photos. What an interesting and amazing process.
What a masterpiece!
What a great piece of work! I would love to know how much fibre is in it.
Your skill is amazing! The rug is so beautiful.
It must be back-breaking work.
A beautiful piece. I am always amazed at your outline layouts and work in filling in. Making a rug is something I want to try. Your work is inspiring.
So lovely, I am astonished with your skill in design and artistry. Thank you for sharing.
Impressive… Ana beautiful too!
Wow – stunning! Did you apply multiple layers of the colours, and did you use batting or roving?
Ildi, your rug is fabulous! I understand the pencil roving part of the design, but when your color in (so to speak) with the wet wool, how thick must it be? Like the thickness of prefelt? I’m intrigued!
So thick as a prefelt,yes
Wow, beautiful work! The pencil roving is layer out so symmetrical, I can’t imagine how you do it!
Incredible!!! Thank you for showing us your process!!!