Photo credit: Burcu Avsar, 2014, used with permission from The Taunton Press
A little more than a year ago, I took a trip to Portland, OR, and had a crazy-fun all-day craft party with some of my very favorite people on the planet. During this melding of creative minds, I finally got to meet my friend Susan Beal—who just happens to be the author of some of my favorite sewing (affiliate link) and quilting (affiliate link) books—in person, and awesomeness ensued. By the end of the day, I had visited the amazing Pendleton Woolen Mill Store, and had agreed to design a wool binding kitchen rug project for her upcoming book from The Taunton Press, Hand-stitched Home: Projects to Sew with Pendleton & Other Wools (affiliate link). I guess you could say it was a pretty great trip! ;P
And, now that the book is out and available for all of your holiday gift-giving needs, I’m so excited that I can finally show you the rug!
Here’s an inside look at the project and design process, plus a chance to win a copy of the book: