Thursday 21 February 2013

Latest Recycled Craft Project

I worked on this little mat over several weeks. All the fabrics are quite thick and it felt like quite hard work. I think it turned out quite nicely, though it is far from perfect. I made it from two fabric samples from a book of samples I picked up from where they'd been dumped a couple of years ago now. The lovely red velvet that I've used to edge the mat came from a friend who recently gave me a whole load of crafting supplies.

It's not quite the right shape to be a table mat so I've put it on a side table where I think it looks quite nice.

I've got more of these fabric samples and will make at least another one of this style of  mat. I'll do before and after photos of that one! I keep intending to make a small tote bag with some of the fabric, but I'm not sure I'll ever get round to that.


Pomona said...

A great piece of recycling! You were lucky to find the sample book - I have only seen them on sale round here, and they are quite expensive. I think you need one of those leather tailor's things for such tough fabric!

Pomona x

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I think it turned out beautifully my friend :)

bunnits said...

That is lovey. A great idea.

RG said...

I like that color! Nice project.

Cuby said...

How satisfied you must feel to have created this mat which cost you nothing more than time and imagination. Well done Juliet.