Friday, July 15, 2011

Carmel Macchiato Tarnation Rug



This rug is made from the Tarnation Rectangle Rug pattern, which is now up on Ravelry (and here) as a free download. Two of the t-shirts had all-over printed fabric, and this gives the rug some added interest in the way it turned out. However, it took a special technique for cutting the tarn so it would curl with the print side out, which is more time-consuming than regular tarn-cutting. It looks so good, I think it was worth the extra effort. Here's how to do it.

For more variations on the Tarnation Rectangle Rug, see the following posts:
Drip-Dry Tarnation Rug
Plarnation Rectangle Rug
Tarnation Kitchen Runner Rug

8 comments:

  1. That looks really cool :) Excellent name too, it fits perfectly

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  2. I love it. The colours and pattern remind me of a landscape. And I've been wanting to try a tarn project, too...

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  3. Oh my gosh, I just love this pattern! I have waaay too many tees, and this is an awesome way to recycle them. I just couldn't let some of them go....

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  4. Very nice, interesting thing to do with old shirts.

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  5. Oooh, nice! I like it so much that I had to go download the pattern and then come back to comment! The caption in the photo for the pattern is hilarious. Thank you for sharing the pattern

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  6. This rug looks really awesome and it is great of you to offer the pattern for free. Good job all around.

    Thanks for your kindness and have a great weekend.

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  7. That's great!!! I have to go look at DH's old t-shirt collection to see what I can repurpose!

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