The finishing part is a fun part for me because I enjoy all parts of the project, including the handwork.
In this final part of the tutorial I am showing you how I prepare the finished piece for doing a crochet edge. First I steam press it and let it cool and dry. Then I cut away the backing, leaving about 1″ all around.
Then I fold the backing in half toward the front, finger pressing several inches at a time. Fold this in half again, finger pressing and pinning it to hold it in place.
Do this completely around the piece until all the edges are pinned. It is important to do this right away and not move the piece around too much, otherwise the backing will begin to fray.
I cut extra long strips of wool for crocheting. More photo details of this process are found on my flickr page.
Here is the finished crochet edge.
The hooking looks great on the back of my chair.
But I am really wanting it for a wall piece here in my studio. In case you were wondering, I attached it to the wall with a couple map pins.
Where will you put your hit or miss piece?
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will consider coming back here whenever you work on a hit or miss section of a hooked rug. Thanks for joining me!
Have a creative day ~ Karen