Thursday, February 23, 2012

This Year's Rainbow Rugs

Each year I try and make one or two batches of these rainbow rugs. To do it I have to collect enough old flannel sheets in the appropriate colors. I like to have 9 colors, blue, blue-green, green, yellow-green, yellow, orange, red, red-purple and purple. Occasionally I have to dye a white sheet but usually I can find all the colors I need.
I make some of them like the first picture, just using the 9 colors but also like to play around a bit and mix the colors with one solid color. This year I'm using a set of grey flannel sheets that we've used on the bed for a couple of years. The bottom sheet was getting a wee bit thin and it was time for them to go to rugs.
I really like the way the grey and the rainbow colors are working together. I also have a white flannel sheet and I think I'll try one like the one above with white and colors. These always sell well and are fun to make.


  1. Do show us a finished one please Margaret. I think it is so important to enjoy what one is making and you sound to be enjoying these - if it becomes a chore then it becomes hard work.

  2. WOW! Look at what I'm missing out on. That looks like so much fun. How in the world do you get started? Where do you search for any kind of classes, etc.?