Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Getting Roped In

The 'creative therapy' group I help with hasn't met for weeks and weeks, all of us are in isolation. I don't know when the group will be able to meet, but we've begun to cautiously think about future projects. Before lockdown, we bought a hank of 3 mm rope. I was tasked this week with coming up with ways to use it.  I thought back to some of the techniques I saw when I was researching Amish rag rugs. Here's my first venture, a small mat:

It's quick and easy, and it's pretty, so I think it could work for the group. 

I came across bowls and baskets on Pinterest made in a similar way.  The crochet cotton I used for the mat is too soft for that, but perhaps a thicker thread could work?

Mmm, possible, but it would take a lot of practice to get it neat enough. Thumbs down. 

I'm working now on a floor mat. I do like it, and it's easy enough,  it might work for a project done over several meetings. 


  1. That sounds like I need to research Jane! Looks lovely!!

  2. Yes, yes, yes, this is lovely and would make a lovely bath mat.

  3. Very practical and adaptable 👍👍👍

  4. An interesting technique, this is what I sometimes try. I like your mat and its color.