To make a Hand crocheted rug takes quite a bit more time and effort than you would think.
In fact they are very labour intensive.
Once I have sourced,washed, ripped, and rolled each fabric of color,
I then start to crochet
At this stage the rug measures about 78cm and
has taken about 6 hours using approximately 15 sq metres of material
Getting Bigger !
120cm with about 14 hours hand work
and approximately 45 sq metres of material
Has now reached 140cm has about 20 hours of hand work.With near on 53 sq metres of material
I’ve noticed my Tapestry design has taken on a slightly hexagon look,
( will try to round off with a few basic rows of color.)
…update 160cm 25 – 30 hours
….Still a work in progress..
Finished item is now 200cm
over 48 hours of hand work and approx 80 sq metres of Vintage fabric.
I then wash again and sun dry, each rug before sending to a new home.
( try it I’m sure you’ll appreciate the labor involved even more)
and if you are wanting to know how much a rug this size would cost… $990.00