For Mt. Sydney Chalet, I need two large area rugs. I've been working on the beautiful Prairie Rug II from Mitchell's Interiors for the living area on the first floor. For the bedroom, I chose a much more intricate design: L.R. Resources Inc. Arts and Crafts Blue Rug. I like to call it the Tulip Rug, though. :D The Prairie rug gave me a primer with the materials, and the Tulip rug will certainly challenge me.
This rug was printed out at 9" x 7" and therefore will take up a large amount of room in the upstairs bedroom.
I traced the design onto Aunt Martha's Tracing Paper using a Sulky Iron-On transfer pen in black. As I had done for the Prairie Rug, I made a high contrast printout for this part. If I couldn't produce a good quality contrast print, I'd probably have to use a different paper since it's not very transparent.
The transfer pen has a relatively fine tip for details and works well. Due to the more intricate design, though, I had to simplify a few of the finer details. I can always stitch in more detail than the drawn pattern, but even with the simplifications, it's a highly detailed rug.
Here are the colors I've chosen. I used the printout as a guide but chose more vibrant colors.
As soon as the Prairie Rug II is finished, I'll start working on this one. :] Guess that means I'll be back to Mt. Sydney Chalet soon!
That is an absolutely beautiful rug! I didn’t realize you could do a rug in punchneedle that is so intricate. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Good luck!
Love the design!!! Good luck on turning it into a gorgeous rug!
Oh, love the design!! I never understood punch needle but love the look of it in the end. I hope you can get in all the detail you aim for, it’s so pretty but seems intricate. Good luck, when done it will be stunning!
I love that tulip rug. It will beautiful once it’s finished! It’s such a lovely pattern!
Absolutely gorgeous choice, Brae! I am wondering what your color choice will be. Can’t wait to see! Mini hugs, Natalia
This is going to be SO gorgeous. It will be such a cozy bedroom with that rug in it! YAY!
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