I don't think I have ever stitched so much in one day but I was really hoping to finish this kilim in time for one last post before January is over. I didn't make it as you can see because it is already the 1st day of February. Maybe if I didn't divert to repair a broken handbag handle, I could have......Still, my little tribal house now has a new kilim and I am happy! I finally made something mini after such a long hiatus!
I started this rug on 26th Oct 2010 , shortly before I left for Sri Lanka. This was my 2nd #25 rug and after this one, I am sure I will never go back to #18 again.
And I think you can see why from this picture. The one on the left is embroidered on a #18 canvas. Here is another picture to show you what I mean..
One of my earlier attempts, I finished this small afghan rug on an #18 canvas almost the same time last year. I remember how I was not very pleased with this rug because I was having warping problem despite having completed 3 rugs already. Now, I have the additional dissatisfaction of the design appearing too big and clumsy.
I do love the colours though because they go really well in almost any setting...
Be it with a modern classic like an Eames lounge chair,
Or a couple of old and rusty Cosmos swivel chair that not only do not swivel but can send you sprawling if you are not careful ..
AND especially with the riotously colourful Indian pillows or tapestries that are always screaming for attention,
these blue and red Baluch or Bokkhara rugs make perfect companions.
Quiet, unobtrusive, reliable.
After looking at my life size carpets, I am already thinking I must make my rugs even smaller. Ever work on a #90 canvas? I had just bought some from Natalia , purely out of curiosity and true enough, I can barely see any holes.
I had also bought a classical Tabriz rug pattern called Mist that is to be sewn on a #49. Maybe the same time next year, you will read about my attempt. For the time being, I shall give my bleary eyes some rest...