Help this person finish their in-progress braided rug! Advice needed!
Mary was an artist, intuitive and precise about colors, meticulous in her renderings. In remodelling her kitchen, she bought new dishes, which then provided the color scheme for the room--blues, yellows, almond, honey-tan.
She began the process of making this round braided wool rug (so far about 48" in diameter) to place under her 42" round table with chairs. She started by perusing the cache of fabrics amassed by herself, her mother and grandmother. Then, color samples in hand, she made regular runs on remnant bins at fabric stores.
So far this rug is four feet wide--it could be finished off at any point, but what a waste of potential! Mary had already done the preparation for a much larger rug--there's a big supply of rolled fabric strips, which she cut from the wool remnants, ahead of the braiding and sewing process.
What's needed here is a new owner who's avid about things Early American/Country/etc. who is also into handwork, or knows a professional who can do this justice. Oh, and space to store it until it's ready to become part of one's decor. I've been a conscientious custodian of it for over 20 years, and must give it up soon.
Please comment, advise, request, or offer. Thanks. Patricia
Shows the exact colors, and the precision of handwork. If asked, I can send a picture of the entire rug as it is so far (the colors in the photo aren't accurate).
Rolls of woolen fabric, unrolled along with progression of work.