OK, I confessed about my mistake.........one part of a three piece rug TWENTY FREAKING INCHES too long.
Well, this morning, with MUCH trepidation, Lois and I decided to tackle the job of taking the 20" off, which is an issue, due to the HEM.
We wanted to take the fabric part of the rug out, and slide the hem up ( that's the two inches of white on the end)
Good luck with that, right???
We tied the warp threads together at the end, so we could slide this piece of wood in it, to put some tension on it.
Then very slowly, and very carefully, we pulled the fabric out, one row at a time.
Here it is, with a couple of inches done.
Here we have several inches done, and to be honest, it was getting scary.
Somehow, unweaving is not cool.
Here we are almost ready for the BIG MOVE.
The 2" of white needs to be up tight to the fabric.
But at this point, we need some tension........so a bag of cat food on the rug, and the wooden piece is hooked on the backs of the bar stools.
And you can see the header, moving up towards the rug.....one thread at a time.
It ain't pretty.
The end is in sight........I have no idea how long this took, but let me just tell you that at lunch time we ate on the porch, because there was no moving this rig.
Looking a little raggedy, but almost home.
If you look closely, you can see where I lashed the last two shots of fabric together with a red thread.
(that was L's idea, and it was a good one)
I told L we would have to do a happy dance if we pulled this off.
Sydney threw herself on the floor with joy.
Here it is.....all pinned. Now just to pull the red thread out, and sew the hem on the machine......twice, for good measure.
I am SO proud of us.
I can't believe we really did it.
Jinx is apparently not that impressed.
Pretty, but not impressed.
Or is she praying???