Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thursday's Treasure

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Finally!  I had been wanting to make a jute mat in this midcentury style for AGES.  When I had the time, I didn't have the supplies.  When I had the supplies, I didn't have the time.
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This particular one measures 22" long and 13" wide-  large enough to be a floor mat and small enough to be a coffee table runner.  The beauty, though, is that this mat can be made ANY size, from a long, skinny rectangle to an 8 foot square!
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Crocheted using three, 3-ply strands of heavy weight jute twine, it is super durable, flexible, and reversible.
What more could you hope for in rustic cabin decor? 

8 comments:

pamom said...

It's beautiful!!!! Does it come in black....is it washable....is it really thick...does the jute come in just the one color (lovely as it is) for example, a bit darker or lighter? You know what mama is thinking!! Just what I had in mind!!!!

gillyflower said...

I love it Jennie, well done!
I know the exact feeling too re: the supplies/time dilemma!
Was the jute hard to work with? I have experimented crocheting various types of string and have found some of it quite hard to work as there was little give, but I havent tried jute. And may I ask what sized hook did you use?
Have a great day Jennie
Gill xx

Against the Odds! said...

Looks Great!!

Jennie said...

Hi Mom~
As I was making that jute mat I thought this might be just the thing for your project! I don't think actual jute is a good option because it would be very slippery on your floor. BUT, I can achieve the same woven look with yarn by using a large hook, and it would be machine washable. Let me see what I can find in the colors you wanted, and we can go from there. if I make it and you don't like it, it's not a problem- I'll just pop it in the shop for someone else to buy :)
xo J

Hi Gill! I used a P hook for this one (11.5mm). I don't think the jute is hard to work with, but some people do. Give it a go!

emily said...

I love this!

Runs With Scissors said...

Another beautiful project! You amaze me! Nice job!

Shari said...

It's WONDERFUL!!! I must try my had at this great idea...one day! Thanks for the inspiration, Shari

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Love your nails Jennie :D

I think you're amazing working with jute..and this looks beautiful.
I have wimps hands, as jute just does them in every time I try and crochet with it! lol

xxOOxx