Pretty Penny Rugs
Penny rugs are usually created using dye wool felt fabric. Traditionally penny rugs were created using scrap fabric from clothing. But, today, new wool is also used a lot. Sometimes, artists find wool clothing they can recycle and dye the wool. It was cut into circles of various sizes so they could be stacked to create dimension. And next, embroidery stitches are used, included the blanket stitch to put the pieces together and embellish the fabric. The penny rug shapes were sewn together or onto edges of large shaped wool to make into table runners, mug rugs, place mats, wall hangings, quilts, and other country primitive soft furnishings.
We’ve searched the web to find you some of the talented artists selling handmade penny rugs and woolen goods. Listed below you find a growing list of these talented primitive artists with links to their shops.
In addition to ready made home decor, we’ve included shops that sell patterns and craft supplies to make your own primitive penny rug crafts. If you haven’t tried penny rugs crafts, you should! It’s a fun and satisfying craft to do. And, also, the simple designs are fairly easy for you to do.