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Another Wool Chair Pad

Okay, so you know how I’ve been slowly working on a set of woo rug-hooked chair pads for my Mom, right?  Well, get a load of this one:

 

Chair pad measures 15" across.  I'm making my mom a full set for her dining room chairs . . . . One pad at a time.
Chair pad measures 15″ across. I’m making my mom a full set for her dining room chairs . . . . One pad at a time.

Yeah, too cute huh?  I think this is now my favorite.  I’ve been doing a different design on each pad.  I’m using up whatever wool i have lying in my stash, which is a real crazy variety of colors.

I’ve learned that for wool rug-hooking there are preferred qualities of wool.  The loosely woven wools that I suspect have some polyester woven into them, when washed will not felt up at all – – these are junk and fall apart when cut into the narrow strips needed for rug-hooking.  Oh, by the way, I’m cutting my wool strips less than 1/4 inch wide.  The very high quality wool that is quite thick, when washed, felts up quite thick.  These strips are harder to pull thru the background fabric, so i use these sparingly even though I have gorgeous marbled colors in them.  My preferred wool is the middle of the road wools, that when washed/felted, are what baby bear would like “just right”.  They cut and pull thru easy.

My wool stash consists mostly of shirts, skirts, scarves from thrift stores . . . . so while one might think “wool is pricey”, it doesn’t have to be.  There are lots of wool garments at thrift stores for pennies by comparison.

. . . . . . and my work goes on. =)

 

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