Make a wool penny rug the easy way! Just sew around the pre-cut shapes with embroidery using the buttonhole stitch. These penny rugs are the perfect size for a candle mat, doily, hotpad, or small wall decoration. The finished size is about 8" x 8".
The kits are made from 100% wool that has been reclaimed from thrift store clothing. Each one has been felted and kitted just for you. Each kit also includes an instruction sheet. Because these are cut from recycled wool, there may be bits of interfacing on one side. Just turn the interfacing to the back, I actually prefer using the bits with interfacing, I think it helps add stability and body to the finished piece.
When sewn up, they have a front and a back. The front is adorned with layered "pennies" and there is a large piece to cover all the knots and finish the back -- nice and tidy. You can add optional buttons as shown in the finished sample, included in these kits.
I have John James Applique and Embroidery needles available in a separate listing. These are the needles I recommend to my students. Your hand stitches will improve when you use quality needles!
Thank you for making my special order. I love it and I can't wait to start putting together the kit.
Dec 23, 2017 by Cathy Woolley
Perfect! Thank you.
Feb 3, 2017 by Pam Blasko
The colors are so much fun
Really enjoying hand sewing this little penny rug