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Tufted Textile Art

This is an image of a picture I did using the same technique as the rag rug using narrower strips.

I stapled a piece of hessian on to an old picture frame and used a book of discarded discontinued curtain samples from the local store (I found cutting the material on the cross made the strips easier to work with).

I placed the finished picture onto stiff board and stretched, tucked, and glued the border round the back.

I have yet to frame it, but intend to place it on with carpet double sided tape to a piece of the heavy board which came with the book of samples leaving a border for framing

I think I will use skirting board, which is very cheap from the wood store, and cut and staple it to the back for the frame. Or I could use driftwood as I live 20 yards from the North Sea and have a plentiful supply.


The beauty of curtain samples is that they come in batches of matching hues and complementary colours. I might add some shells and sea glass into the picture and perhaps continue embellishing some on the frame.


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February 25, 20090 found this helpful

Love the blend of colours:-D

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February 28, 20090 found this helpful

It looks like a cold sunset over the North Sea! How lovely!

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