For my stall at the Biscuit Mill I needed a carpet …. so I made one using a jute coffee sack that although was gorgeous, was too rough to make a bag with. Here is the end result:
P.S. This photograph was taken after Saturday’s market and after any feet marched over it.
HOW IT WAS MADE:
The coffee sack is portrait/lengthwise so I had to cut it in half and then stitch the two halves back together. After this I glued the jute coffee sack (using Jenkin Contact Glue) to some under-sheet plastic I had bought for the purpose.
This was left to dry for a day.
The carpet was then trimmed and Jeremy and I blanket stitched the edges. Mischief kept trying to catch the string I was threading.
Jeremy also stitched and had mischief chasing his jute thread. He also had an audience of Katie and Balue (lying snuggly in their pet suitcase).
I loved this close-up shot of the jute carpet -below.