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How to Make Your Own Wet Felted IKEA Style Rug

teacher avatar Jenn Ashton, Artist and Author

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11 Lessons (44m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:18
    • 2. Preparation & Supplies

      7:46
    • 3. Layers

      4:15
    • 4. Adding the Top Decorative Layer

      3:55
    • 5. Felting

      7:05
    • 6. Rolling

      3:59
    • 7. Rinsing and Shocking

      4:48
    • 8. Adding Embellishments

      3:51
    • 9. Final Thoughts and Hints

      3:28
    • 10. Class Project

      1:21
    • 11. Thank you!

      1:07
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This class will teach you how to make a beautiful and colourful rug with simple shapes, by using the wet felting method.

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Jenn Ashton

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Artist & Author Jenn Ashton has been teaching creative thinking and problem solving for decades, and now teaches art and the business of art from a Buddhist perspective. 

Working out of her North Vancouver studio, she combines art, writing and teaching with her love of Rat Terriers, and one particular guitar playing musician. 

 

 

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1. Introduction: thighs back with something a bit different. I just learned how to felt last year thanks to, um, the awesome tutorials here on skill share. And so I wanted to add my own because I just went out into kind of a bigger project, and this is the first time I've done it. So I want to say, right off the bat that even though I've got a bit of experience, I still feel like I'm a beginner. Um and so I think even the beginner could do this project. And it is a great big right. Thank Carpets rug. I made it for my daughter for in front of the fireplace of their new house. It's I I ke a style, and that's kind of vibrant colors and just, um, really simple shapes. It's the six layers thick, and I basically used up a lot of the wool that I've had hanging around. Um, I buy it whenever it's on sale of somebody on Facebook is selling. Having a sale or at sea is another place. I get it in Canada up here I use, but woolen Mills in, um, just outside of Calgary, think his own line. I'll put a link to it. Um, anyways, um, and these air like hand dyed, vibrant colors and they're all natural dyes. I make sure to just buy stuff like that. It's mostly merino wool, which is the best for felt ing wet and dry. I found the white here is Dorset, which it doesn't felt very well, so I'll give you some other options. But it was cheap. That was all I had. So I had to drive. Felt it a bit in the end. Anyways, I'm gonna make it short and sweet so you can get to work. It took me, wrote two days. I was really sore afterwards. You could do this project, Um, depending how fast or how much time you wanted to put into it. I would say between 10 and 20 hours. It just really depends on you. And also how big you want to make your carpet. Um, anyway, so let's get started. It's gonna be a lot of work 2. Preparation & Supplies: This is the third time I've done this. I don't know why it won't save for me losing my voice a bit. Anyways, I might make this team shorter videos and even that'll work. So preparation. You want to protect your floor, you're gonna need a big space. Ah, when I was first starting out, I was laying down plastic. I was just saving plastic from wherever I had it and taping it together. And, um, that's okay. But realistically, for a project this size, depending on how big you want your carpet to be, I used a tart Just fold it in half. I think I got a 10 by 10 tarp, and it was less than $10 so that worked perfectly. So that's your space. You're gonna need a big space, and you're gonna need it free from dogs and cats and people, because this project could take you more than two days, depending on how fast you're working. It took me two days. Um I will show you how to save it, though. So your dog, every dog walks over it at night. It'll it won't wreck it. The next thing I want to tell you about supplies is I didn't start buying felt ing on wall supplies until I knew I was going up. Be doing it ongoing. You know you don't need this. You can use a spray bottle that you can use your hand. I did both of those things when I was starting out. I ended up buying us because I love felt ing. I am addicted, and this makes it really easy. It's just like a shower that sprays the water out evenly. And you could just chuck up back in your bowl so you don't need it, Um, to keep your prices down, I shop around for my wool. I buy some in Canada at the Woolen Mills just outside of Calgary, and I'll put all these links. I'll put you a whole bunch of links of where I get on my supplies. I really shop around because it can. The prices are different. It's really hard to get Nice merino up here in Canada. Somebody told me that once, and I didn't believe them. But now I do, because it this hard I buy a lot of my wool from the U. S. So if you're already down there lucky you because, um, exchange rate is Hirsch. Um, you want to buy a nice Marino top? It's called, uh, or Marino and silk talk. It will range between 11 and $24 for vote. Four ounces of nice 10 died natural dyed wool you can also buy. And I recommend this pre felt, which is more machine felt it, but it's not felt it all the way. It could be used, you know, to cut shapes from And if you want, um, a straight edge on things and you can use this when you decorating the top to lots of people do that. It's nice. It makes it look a little more refined and not as homemade. But if you want it to look like mine, just, um, just make the wall shapes yourself. Um, I recommend that, though, to use on the back at the first layer, which will be the back because it gives you a nice, even lying to follow because I can't follow a straight line if my life depended on it. Um, I just can't I don't know why I've tried. I've made quotes and things, but it doesn't work. They just end up all over the place. Okay, I'm going to stop this. Now try and save it, and then I'll come back. OK? It worked. Oh, my God. OK, so the next thing you're gonna need it. Bubble wrap. I was using them that I had saves. But then I ended up buying a big role on Amazon because I use it so much. But bubble wrap with little bubbles, help to felt the fabric. You're gonna need a huge piece. You can get away with just one piece on the front for the back. Whatever you want to Dio are, just get a ton of it because it's really helpful. And I'll show you lots of tricks. Um, then you're gonna want some man made. This is criminal in colonel for my own wedding dress, because I reduce, reuse and recycle everything, and this works really well, you can just buy it, actually, by the meter. Um, you're gonna have to have enough to put over your whole carpet. So again, make sure you get the correct sizes of stuff that you're gonna be using. Um, so this is important because you will lay it over so you don't damage your design and you will impress until your design starts to get felt it. So you don't disturb your design. Okay, Um, so the next thing iss I told you about Whoa. I can't remember. I told you so many giants. It can also come like this. This has really cool kind of bullying in it. I think it's called Angelina the Blini stuff. You can buy it separately and add it yourself. I'll talk about, um, embellishments later on. Okay. And again, this is Marino. And later on, we'll show you how toe just really carefully pull it to use it. And I think that's about it. Towels, you're gonna need towels. Um, because it gets really wet and messy. You were going to need play close. Um, don't worry. Boat when it gets wet. One thing I want to tell you at the die is gonna come out a little bit, especially of hand dyed organic stuff. That's okay. It won't stain anything. Even when you wash your towels, it'll almost all come out. Um, when you rinse this and a big tub or something, that some of the die is gonna come out, don't worry about it. It's fine. I've actually talked to the people that do this, and it's nothing. Nothing to worry about. Some is always gonna come off. It won't change the color. Well, that's the other thing you're gonna need that. I used my bathtub, but some people don't have a bathtub, so you might need a big laundry top. You're gonna need something, because you have to does this. And water you need Teoh. Dump it in. You know, first we're going to do with hot water, and then we're gonna shock it in cold water. Um, that's gonna help the wool shock up and shrink and really felt really well. So you're gonna need depending again on how big your carpet is. You're going to need a big place. I use my bath heaven. It was perfect. Okay, um, the other option is if you don't have a big space and you want to do a bigger rub, Brooke, you could do this in pieces and sell them together. That's something to think about. Okay, so I think we're good for supplies in preparation. Uh, hopefully haven't forgot anything. I will put a list for you, um, of supplies. There might be a few odd things. Olive oil. So all of oil soap. Kiss my face, olive oil soap. Your hands will thank you. Because your hands are gonna be soapy hot water all the time. You want something to keep them in? Electively? Um, I get it on Amazon. Three bars for dirt. Cheap last forever. Olive oil. Soap. Many ways. Okay, I'm sorry if I'm repeating myself. I've done this three times. Now. I can't remember what I've said. OK, so that's it. Let's get started. 3. Layers: Okay, so I'm gonna start laying out your will. If you are like me, you can. And you have a piece of pre felt Put that down first. If you have ah, batting Put that down first into the shape of the shape and size that you want. But, you know, um, make it Ah, third bigger because it is going to shrink. Like I said, if you're just going to start with your roving also don't get roping. That's what I got because it was cheap and it was that's what the white Dorset waas And it was kind of in a long thing like this, but it's not roving. It's like, um, batting almost in a in a long time. So it was not what I thought It waas anyway. So here is, um Marino and still can died roving with a V. And if you haven't watched any other videos, I'll just give you a quick little thing of how to do this. Um, you just kind of do this and you just take it with all your fingers and gently poll until you get with speed. Things now don't pull and get like long things like this. You have to be just really careful and get well. I'm a bad example here because I was trying to just use blue for something. So when you make you just very carefully, just try and grab it all, and you wanna pull, um, get about like that. Now, you don't want to get a think layer, because the thing what this is, we're going to do one layer one way, and then we're gonna do another layer across, and we're gonna build that up because the wool needs Teoh, um, kind of get all mixed up together and hold together, and in order for that to happen, needs to be, like, critical and horizontal. Um, so it needs to, you know, back together, uh, to actually felt andi. So if you do it thicker, which I did one time just because I was like, I'll just do it Think it will be easy and get think really fast? No, just is a disaster. So, um, been layers wispy layers, uh, you know, And if it's looking not is because you want it to be, um, add more layers. Uh, the batting really helps with this because it's kind of Kushi, and I think it really made, like the really kroosee um, thick layer. And it's just so easy because you can lay it all out. Um, and then here is the, um, pre felt on the back. So, like I said, for a big drug like this, I would really recommend the batting, But anyway, so I just wanted to show you That's how you pull it off the thing, um and so we're gonna lay out one layer one way, and we're gonna lay another one on top the other way, And I will cut to the picture here that I took for use. He can see how. And I won't keep this very long because I want you just to get to work. Its gonna take a while. Make sure you stop and stretch your hands. Make sure you drink some water. Make sure you stretch your back. Don't hurt your knees. Have something to kneel on. Um, because it's gonna be a lot of a long time of bending over, so make sure you take breaks since they hydrated and, you know, lots of exercises. Just Stevens. Stand up and do this. Go outside, walk around, take breaks or a year old suffer later. Okay, that's it. Let's move on. 4. Adding the Top Decorative Layer: Hello. Okay, so let's get to putting the final layer. Hopefully have done six layers underneath, Um and this is going to be the top decorative layer. So I'm not sure if you've chosen your colors or not, or if you're still kind of a work in progress, but I'm going to add some websites for you to look at. One of them is Theodore B. Color picker website. Uh, and you can get all kinds of color combinations there. And it's a really cool have even typed and stuff like Tinton because I love the colors used in the Tintin books and it will bring them all up. So anything like that, um, you can also I'll give you a link to a color wheel where you can look up, um, a different color combinations and stuff. I actually used my color wheel for it when I was doing this, because this rug is made specifically for my daughter's new living room. So I wanted it to go with her furniture and everything for in front of the fireplace. So her furniture is kind of teal, so using the color will across from teal is, um, the bright oranges and reds and all the warm colors. So I tried to use a lot of that. I thought I did. Anyways, I hope so. Um Okay, so then start laying things out, you'll notice that I've got the white here, and that was the door set, but I wasn't happy with because it was really difficult to felt. So hopefully got Marino that air working with or some nice pre felt s. So I had no rhyme or reason. I looked at Pinterest for ideas, and I just typed in wet, pelting rugs and just kind of went from there. I didn't really copy anything. It is kind of decided to make circles, and that's what happened. Ah. So also, I should add here, please don't copy somebody else's work. Make this work your own. Um, you know, you can use ideas like circles. I saw lots of circles, and then I just kind of built up the colors and things myself, Basically, with just rule that I had Okay, so start making your pattern. Remember? Also, um, that, uh, the color's made mix a little bit. So you want to keep them? Um how could I put this for example, I put the white on top of the purple and in some places, the purple, um mixed in with the white a little bit. So don't be shocked if that happens. It's nothing really awful. And, um, you know, if you just very careful and put it down carefully, it will be is bad. Um, I'm not trying to scare you and just tell you So you're not freaked out when you look at the final product. You know, it's not gonna be perfectly symmetrical either, because this is handmade. Um, and I think that's what makes it awesome. So if you're looking for perfect symmetry, then you might want to just use pre felt because you can cut it with scissors and unmake it really straight and even anyway, so take your time on this. This is the fun part. This is the creative part. It's like painting a picture. Um, you can take a much time, as you want laying this out and changing it around everything. It probably took me. I guess it was about ah, six hours, you know, in between cooking dinner and doing the laundry stop. Uh, about that long anyways, a good luck. And let's move on 5. Felting: Okay, here we go. This is getting to the exciting part now. So, um, what you're gonna need for this part is really hot water from the tap, um, on a either your spray bottle or your hands or a spoon or something that you could distribute the water pretty evenly onto the carpet. You want to put your Crennel in or whatever you're using, um, on top carefully, because this is, um, going to hold your pattern in place while you're starting to felt it. What you're going to do first is you're gonna lay your kernel in out. You're going to make sure everything is where you want it, and then you're going to get your sprayer or your hand or whatever with your hot water, and you're going to gently just kind of put water on the wool and pat it, pat it with your hand, pat it down. You don't want to make a sopping mess. That was another shortcut I thought I would do. Ah, so in my experience, it's not a good idea. Teoh, Um, get it stopping what? Because it's really counterproductive. So you just want to keep adding a little bit of water at a time, and eventually it's all going to flatten down. No, I'm not gonna kid you. This part takes a long time. I actually got it wet. I put my crocs on and I walked on it. And for good to happen, our that probably helped. Um, otherwise, you just want to keep putting a little bit of water padding it down with your hand. You know, use your spray or use your if you ended up getting one of the sprayers like I have or use whatever you've got to get the water on there. Patted down, patted down, patted down. This is going to keep your pattern in place. I can't say that enough. Just be very careful. And pat, um, pot with pressure. Make sure you take a break and wring out your hands and shake them out. Now, also, I want to say at this point is where you can stop. I stopped and left it overnight. And once you've got that patted down pretty well, you know, the dogs could walk on, and it's not gonna disturb your your pattern at all. Okay. So neither come back to it in the morning and you'll have to check the water if it's dried out or not. Get more hot water trying. Don't think it a little bit of water at a time because you want it to be really hot, and the next step is to get your soap, your bar of olive oil soap. So once you've got some hot water down, didn't you been patting it down? And I'm starting to feel like it's coming together. It should start to slowly feel like it's one piece coming together. Get your olive oil soap. You get wet and you give it a little rub. Um, you should be able to put quite a bit of pressure on it. Make sure it's nice and slippery, and then you can really get your hands in there. Um, you can start gently rubbing, pressing and rubbing and pressing and rubbing a little bit, Keeping it soapy. The soap is to not only help the felt ing, but it's also to help your hands slide over the Colonel in so that you could really start pressing down firmly, Um, and rubbing it and helping those fibers mixed together. So this part take quite a long time, like I said I did. I started doing it. I left it overnight once. I'd just, you know, wedded it down. And then I started the actual felt ing process the next day in the morning and its you takes a lot of energy. You want to make sure you take some snack breaks in some water breaks because you can really get into that. Um, but you really need to stand up. And if you're doing this on the floor, stretch your back. Oh, and stretching use. I can't say that enough. I am 55 years old, so I really I could notice that. I'm just getting sore from staying in one place. Make sure you've got something underneath your knees. So again, you just go a little bit by little bit all the way around the edges in the mental water. Soap, bra, bra, bra, bra prob. And then, um, this part can take quite a long time. You want to do the pinch test? Maybe you've heard about this before, Is you moved the criminal and back and you pinch Ah, and see if it'll come up. Is one cell at peace or if it's just coming up is wool fibers. If it's just coming up is the wool fibers. You're not even close yet. You got to keep going until you pick that up. You pinch it up between your two fingers, your thumb and your finger, and it's, you know, coming up is one piece, One solid piece. Ah, the next thing you want to do is carefully roll this over or turn it over. I kind of rolled it up and then turned it over because you have to do the same thing to the bottom. Um, so there you go. So now you're, um you're doing the same thing to the bottom. You can at this point. This is when I started folding my edges, um, my edges from the front, over the back to actually make the rectangle try and keep your lines nice and straight. Do the best you can shoot me. Um, and then you just kind of keep rubbing and stuff, and you should be able Teoh felt those fibers from the front right onto the back. So you're going to do the little bit of water. You're going to do the soap, and you're gonna be rubbing and revenue rubbing. The next thing you're going to do is, um, get your bubble wrap. And for me, I The bubble wrap is going to be used for a couple of different things. But this is one use that I've found for that you might not see it everywhere. Um, I I actually use it to do part of the rubbing, so I get my my water down about the bubble wrap down, and then I put a good a soap and water on top of the bubble wrap. So my hand, um, can just kind of slide around on it. And then I just pressed down, make sure the bubbles air bubble side down and just start belting it that way. And your hand gets nice and slippery and that can stay. You know, it keeps moving. It's easy to move it on the bubble wrap on that is really helping felt it with those little bubbles pushing down different ways. So that's my one trick that I dio and I would again do that on both sides. Um, by the end of sometime, it should start feeling like one cohesive piece. Um, we're very close to it. And If you pass the pinch test, um, then you're ready to rock and roll, and that's what we'll talk about in the next video. 6. Rolling: Okay, next is are rolling. So this is where it gets exciting because this is where it's really going. Teoh, hold together and become a carpet and, um, shrink. It's gonna start shrinking. So the main thing to remember is, first, you're going to roll it one way, and then you're going to stop, unroll it, roll it up the other way and roll it that way, and you're going to do that back in before the number of times. So basically, how you going to start is to get all your towels together. I have a big, um, a big basket of all my old towels that we don't use anymore. They really come in handy for this. You're going to roll up your rug and you're going to rapid and towels. And I actually, at this point, I walk on it a little bit just to get the excess water out, and it'll just go right into the towels. So you gonna roll it up tight and then you're going to If you have a friend, this will be easier. Um, and then you're just going to roll it back worth? You roll it, roll, roll it back and forth, back and forth could do that about 20 or 50 times one way. Then you're gonna unwrap it all and you're gonna roll it up the other way. Um, because it's going to shrink and felt in the direction that you're rolling it, Um, so you need to attack it from both ways to make sure that it's, um, felt improperly us. They're gonna roll it up in the towels and you're gonna roll, er, role, a role, it the other way 20 or 50 times. And you're going to do this. I don't even know how many times you're gonna have to do it. I guess it really depends on the thickness and the size of your product. Um, and the well you're using. It's got so many variables, but you're just gonna keep doing it until it shrinks and you'll know when it shrinks because it's gonna feel like a rug. And that's exactly what happened When I was doing mine, I finally opened it up. I was getting ready to roll it again, open it up and roll it the other way. I was like, Wow, this is suddenly turned into a carpet. Um, I've added here for you to look at, um, the difference in size. It's shrunk by about 1/3. So you have to really, you know, plan for the size that you want. But again, if you're just one person Wow, I wouldn't do anything bigger than this because it was pretty hard to handle. The rolling part was hard to do just on my own, um, again, Take lots of breaks. This is gonna be hard on your knees and your wrists also. Um, so but Milito workout. Did you ever learned or taught CPR? You'll know the muscles I'm talking about. That's hyo feels tomorrow. Um, anyways, so there you go. You're going to just keep rolling, rolling, unrolling it, rolling it back up again when rolling, rolling, rolling, Um, some people rolling around a broom handle or something. But I just I don't see that that would make any difference at all, actually. Maybe just to help you flip it around, if it was a really huge you drug, something like that. But because of the size of this one, I could manage it pretty well on my own. But just on the edge, I almost had to ask Sparky, come and help me because it was It's a lot of work anyway. So, um, that's voted for the rolling, and now we'll move on to what happens next. 7. Rinsing and Shocking: Okay, so the next part is going to be, um this can be the most difficult part, because once the rug is in the water, it's really heavy and kind of awkward. If you have a bathtub, this is gonna be a lot easier for you because you can actually get it to the patent stuff and stomp on it. Um, but ah, Anyways, what's gonna happen next is you are going Teoh unroll your Brooke, and it's going to hurry a look like a rug. So right now you're gonna were gonna finish working with the fibers and getting them shrunk up a small as we can, so it's going to get dumped into a tub of hot water. Um, you can start with warm water. I do. If I'm making ah, a beret, I will start with war model, put in warm water and just try admits the soap off. The next step is you're going to put it in hot water and give it a good swish around and really squeeze it out and get the soap in out of it and, um, and do that for a little while. Um, it'll you it'll even be shrinking right in your hand. It would get smaller and smaller. And then you're going Teoh during the hot water out of your tub or whatever you're using and you're going to try and bring out as much water as you can from the rug. Ah, and then you're going to bring it out, said it on some towels or the edge of the tub or something, or even back on the tarp and then fill the tub halfway. Or however big your rug is, however much you need to fill to cover it with icy cold water. Now this is going to shock the fibers, and this is what gives you that final shrink up. Um, but it's really amazing, cause your rubble this suddenly at thick and luxurious. So you're gonna pop it in there and swish it around again, and I kind of fold it and push it and fold it again and, you know, really put my weight on it. Um, I'm just do that until you'll actually feel it, Um, when it's done, and when it kind of doesn't get any smaller, you'll know when it's ready. Trust yourself, Um, because there's like in no time for him. I can't really give you that time estimate because I don't know how bigger think your drug is going to be, But you'll know you'll know it'll be like a rug, um, and then had drained the cold water out and then really ring it as good as you can. I don't twist mine to ring it, but I I kind of fold it on stuff. And, um, I know for this regular actually got in the top of nice, stepped out and tried to get as much water out of it as I could. If you've got crocks, they're great because your feet won't get wet and it won't damage the rug. Um, once you run the rug out as much as you can, you're going to do something called Shocking. And this is I think it's called shocking. This is along with, you know, the shocking of the cold water. What you're going to do is you're going to pick up the rug and smash it down into the tub. You can do this as many times as you want to. It feels amazing. Um, but this is what actually go make the fibers really shrink up and be tight. Um, and you'll see, It'll kind of get that, Um, that were really kind of look to it. I don't know what a word would be for that, but, um, anyways, it starts to look really cool. And that shocking is kind of like the final part of the felt ing. Um, if if you let your rug dry quite a while and it's almost fairly dry, but still a little bit damp, you can throw it in the dryer on hot. Um, I admit I did this for I think, probably about 10 minutes, and it did shrink it just even a little bit further. But again, depending on the size of your rug, if you can fit in the dryer or not, but it's not necessary. You can just hang it to dry. I put mine over the rocking chair in front of the fire. I put plastic on the ground and towels just in case. You know, it was still dripping in some places off the corners a little bit and a dried overnight. And then that was it for that. Uh, anyways, so I'm going to stop this here and next. We're going to talk a boat Enhancements. And I I will tell you a little bit about how I dealt with that Dorset will. 8. Adding Embellishments: Okay, So I'm not going to cover a lot of needle felt ing in this, um, class. But I do want to tell you that if you want to put some embellishments on your rug, now would be the time. Um, if you have one of the EU's, this is what comes of little needles on it. Very shower, uh, or just a regular pelting needle you can use also, um, you can dry felt needle felt onto your rug at this point, Um, you can put at little bits of, well, embellishment at some more, um, circles, if that's what you're doing. Um, filling any holes, anything that you see that needs fixing, now is the time to do it. This is I wanted to tell you about this White was that door set that I used that I was really did not felt very well my bought it was because it was cheap. And I'm sorry that I used it actually, because I really had to go back and needle felt over top of it, um, to make sure it was really on there. So try and really stick with Marina, Will you can or I don't know a lot about a lot of different walls, but there might be something else out there. Also, that felt really nicely. But the doors that no. Um so anyways, you'll need to do you know, your piece of foam core, whatever you're going toe, um, you're going to push you needles down and to put your rug on it and jab away. Um, so for embellishments, you could put on some long locks. You could put on some wool. If you wanted to do a design with some bull, you could put on some silk. Basically anything to embellish it. You could do embroidery on it. You could also, um, if it's thin enough or if you have the right kind of, um, sewing needle for sewing machine, you can actually sew it as well. So designs on it. Um, mine, I think, would probably be too thick to go under my machine. I wouldn't have the right, um, pressure foot for it. Um, but if you did it then around, he could definitely do that. You could. I think I could definitely embroider on mine. I was going to actually flip it over and maybe embroider the year on it. If you're going to use your rug as a wall hanging, you could at this point, so some loops on it. I'm just a fabric loops where you could maybe put a dowel through. Um and gosh, I don't know. You could put a friend John it, or there's probably a lot of different things you could do at this point just to take it that little bit further. One thing I'll tell you about a needle felt ng if you wanted to make, um, you know, it highlights some of your shapes. You would take it an alternate color, like if I had a black shape and I really wanted to highlight it, maybe put a little bit of whiter on the edge. It's just kind of like, um, shading almost like, you know, if you have ah, maybe a red flower and you really want to give it a little bit of pop? You could put a little bit of, um, black around the outside edge, Uh, anyways, just ideas from my painters brain. Um, I look forward to seeing what you dio anyways, less than fun. 9. Final Thoughts and Hints: Here's some final thoughts and hints. I wrote some things down that I wanted to make sure to tell you, Um, because thes carpets their little and their wool if you're gonna be putting them out of floor, it's going to be slippery. So get a no slip. Um, Matt to put underneath, um, some two sided sticky tape, anything you can get up Amazon, I think, Um, we've used both for carpets in our house, but you don't want your dogs, your kids sliding around, smashing into things and especially hurting themselves. Uh, so I would definitely get something skid proof to put underneath that, um, regarding cleaning. You can get this dry cleaned when it's done, or you can wash it like any wool. Um, thing. You could wash it in cold by hand and hang it to dry to clean it. You If it's a pretty sturdy settle of peace, you could gently vacuum it. Um, also, you could beat it outside hockey stick or whatever. Um, you can also just to finish it off iron at my iron mine a little bit when it was all finished, just to kind of make it nicer for presentation but if you're gonna hang it on the wall or something, I would definitely do that. Um, again, I don't know if he saw in the bathtub photo that some of the die was coming out. That's OK. It's normal. Um, don't worry about it's not gonna show up on your other drugs or your floor, your clothes or anything. Um, another thing I wanted to talk to you about quickly was pricing because I could definitely see the amount of feedback I got on Instagram and Facebook was really good when I posted this up. Eso I could definitely see selling these things on, ed see, or locally craft fairs or, um, you know, all over the place off your website or whatever. Um, for pricing at for sale, I would decide what you want to make per hour and charge yourself that per hour for how long it took you to make your rug. Um, and also add in your supplies and shipping. You know how much it costs to get your supply ship to you and how much you're gonna have to charge shipping to send it out somewhere. Um, for the one that I made when they're dry. It's actually really light. So it's not gonna cost a lot to ship. If you're gonna do something bigger, it would definitely be more. Um, let me just make sure that I said everything I want to say. I think so. Um, yes, I did. So if you have any questions, just ask me, um, if I think of anything else, I'll add it. And and I think that's about it. I'm also going to put in a, um all right, I think I did put in a diagram of all the layers just so you could get a visual on how many layers it's gonna be. Um, And just as a reminder, we can print that off, and that's about it. Okay, Thanks for listening to me. Babble 10. Class Project: 11. Thank you!: way we made a rug, so I hope you had fun. And I hope you aren't do sore. And, um, I hope you're feeling good about what you made because I'm sure it's amazing you made it. Now go give it as a gift. Put it beside your bed. Hanging on your wall display it. Entered in a craft fair. Um, there's so many things you could do with it now. Ah, and it's gonna be really special because you made it yourself. I look forward to seeing what you make. I hope you show me. And if you have any questions, please write them below. I'll get back to you soon as I can. And I hope you had fun because I had fun making this. Uh, I really wanted to share this with you, so I just started taking photos as I was working out my project. Um, because I I knew that this would be exciting anyways, a great day and I'll see. Use it