Sunday, September 29, 2013


Excepting for the edges, and I'm not sure how I want to do them yet...

It's quite large really. I may have mentioned but I'm not sure if I did so... it's 164 x 63cm (65 x 25").
I'm just running two rows around the whole of it now, halfway done.
You can see, in this picture, the variety of greys used in the background. I like to use checked blankets in dyeing, so you'll get shades and changes in the hue.
My hubby (darling honey bunch) doesn't like the rug. He says it's Daggy, which, in case that's just an Australian term, means, hmm... old fashioned, but not necessarily in a good way... er... like an old cardigan that's not 'off' enough to be groovy but like your old aunt would wear. Here's a quote from some Urban Dictionary site:
Australian origin (there you go).
adj. not stylish, out of fashion, not trendy, not cool, untidy, unclean, not neat.
v. to have no style.
He means well, the husband. And he's not daggy. But I like it. We agree to disagree.
I can hear a chorus of outraged support, but remember this when you defend me with loving kindness, I have the good fortune to be with someone who cares what colour the doona cover is and who's favourite item has been my Wrapping Cloth curtains. The thing he'd grab if there was a fire.
But, his argument was/is that there is no contrast and therefore the images of the blue flowers and the swathes of leaves just is muddy. The B+W picture illustrates his point.
However, my point was to be subtle. And there it is!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Where Is Uzbekistan Anyway?

And do I deserve to use it's good name for my conglomerate blotch of a rug?
This colour scheme alternatively delights and disturbs me. Sometimes it looks great. Unusual, dynamic, brave. Then in a different light it just looks weird.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Uzbeki Revamp

What can I say? It's completely changed and I've learnt heaps about planning. Now I'm having it at my bedside as it looks too small for the position I'd originally made it for. Even though it's quite large really, 150 x 60cm (59 x 24"). I do love it more with the blue, it feels French. The bedroom will suit the colours too and so it's not a demotion, but will be a gorgeous, colourful, luscious treat for me every night when I go to bed.
Now I need to dye some more cloth, just to finish the background and the foliage.
The One True doesn't really like it! But I do so I'm sure he'll come around. There is something about it that I'm not sure about, but I can't put my finger on it.