PLOUGH RUG – Hand tufted rug commission inspired by the contours of a freshly ploughed field and the green shoots of a new crop.
Hand Tufted cut and loop pile rug commission inspired by ploughed field and the green shoots of a new crop.Read more
HAND TUFTED PLECTRUM SHAPED RUG - Shaded Gradient Colour Mixing In Pure Wool & Linen
I am not entirely sure where the idea for this rug came from. It was probably from a combination of taking the shape from a previous hand tufted rug commission earlier in the year for a project in Clerkenwell, London, and some colours that I had in my bank of stock colours in the workshop. These colours are left over from previous commissions as I tend to over order on yarn amounts as I find it incredibly frustrating if I feel that I may not have enough of a certain colour and need to go back and get the colour re dyed which delays the hand tufting process.
I like to gather colours from stock to see which weights I have to allow me to create a rug or wall hanging to a specific size and design. These colours jumped out at me after seeing where my first PLECTRUM rug was located and the colours around it from the furniture around it too.
I do not always create designs for my rug project but in this case, I had to visualize how the shading would appear. I also realized that I wanted the shading to be more centralized than the design showed.
Samples are a great way of working out the correct mix and best way of creating the desired tonal shading or ombre effect rather than diving straight into making mistakes on the actual rug.
The rug itself was photographed on a beach In Budleigh Salterton in late October. I’d like to say that the colours of the beach huts influence my colour choice for the rug but this was purely serendipitous.