After completing stitching and staring at it for a while, I trimmed the edges of the silk gauze to about a quarter-inch (6 mm).
I washed and gently blotted it mostly dry, then pinned it into square(ish) and left it to dry overnight.
The raw edges are turned to the back, corners mitered, and the edge oversewn exactly one row of the 49-count silk gauze with a double strand of Gütermann silk. I pondered the binding color at length, and finally chose the darker gray.
This is what the back looks like, and shows the combination of tent, basketweave and snarled stitches. Mistakes were made. Many were corrected, but some were discovered too late. Kind of like life.
I fused featherweight interfacing to the back, to protect and seal the raw edges. Note to self: dust your build floors more often!
And here’s the finished rug, inviting you in to the Sea House Pavilion for a cup of tea or a glass of wine. It’s a great place to watch the storm blow in.
4 thoughts on “peacock rug complete”
The rug is lovely and gives a gorgeous splash of colour to the Pavillion. Mine is milk, three sugars thank you =0)
Thank you, Pepper! Stop by any time.
Ummm, I didn’t realize you had a blog!! D’oh!! I’m following now and will have to go back and read your old posts. First I love this rug, you do such incredible work. Two, your Sea House Pavilion was my favorite from the 20th annual CC. I blogged about it here. http://modernminihouses.blogspot.com/2014/02/20th-annual-creatin-contest-winners.html
Did you enter the 21st? I’m anxiously awaiting the winners announcement next month. I can’t wait to see what you do with the 22nd Denise’s City Cottage if you partake! :D
Thanks, so much! Your appreciation means a lot to me. I didn’t enter the 21st CC on account of moving (again!) and, like you, eagerly await to see what people have come up with. The new base kit is pretty great.