Capree K

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Capree Kimball is a design nerd and a dog-loving optimist with a penchant for collecting tin robots and gobbling up gravy-smothered biscuits. You… read more

Comments - Make It: A Stunning DIY Rope Rug!

Kallie Jackson on Aug 04, 2016:

This could be made using canvas as the base instead of cardboard. However, I still don't see it being washable-rope would not wash well! I will make mine using canvas or some type of heavy upholstery fabric as the base.

Jenn Martin on Nov 20, 2012:

Going to make one for my sister's new apt for her xmas gift

Maggie on Mar 09, 2012:

when using poms do you still use the over under technique, every other one? This couldn't be used as a floor rug could it? It isn't washable with cardboard backing...Hmm...soo beautiful, more detailed instructions as far as how to get it all together, (connect the shapes) and figuring out a more usable cardboard replacement will improve thistapestry exponentially! Can't wait to try it. 

Jackie on Jan 17, 2012:

How do you find out how to make this?


Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012:

I'd like to know how the circles are all held together. I imagine simply tying the two inch stings together wouldn't be enough and I don't see how you could sew them together. Any ideas? It kind of looks like there is a base that they are all mounted on but again, how?

Julie on Sep 05, 2011:

Love this!  I'd probably do a more subdued monochromatic kind of version if I ever make it.

CapreeK on Aug 31, 2011:

Ooo, yes!  It definitely looks like candies! :)

DesigningMom on Aug 31, 2011:

Meriem, you're right. It does have that feel to it. Good call.

Meriem on Aug 31, 2011:

Wow just love this rug.  On the wall or on the floor it looks great.  It reminds me of the fairytale story ' Hansel and Gretel' where everything was made from candy!  Right i am off to buy some rope and give it a go myself.

Meriem on Aug 31, 2011:

Wow i love this rug, wall or floor i think it looks just great.  It feels like something from the fairytale 'Hansel and Gretel' where everything is candy!  Right im going to buy some rope and have a go myself.

SarahW on Aug 31, 2011:

Definitely on the wall - it's too lovely to keep on the floor. Yes, my cat would love it too...

DesigningMom on Aug 31, 2011:

Oh yeah it would make a fun headboard too. I have four cats and I'm sure they'd love to pull off the poms and play with them and I'd also worry about someone tripping over it. They're just so darn cute though.

CapreeK on Aug 31, 2011:

I was thinking the same thing - my pup would probably think it was one especially large "toy".  It could be cool adapted as some sort of head board, though.. (going with the wall hanging idea)?

DesigningMom on Aug 30, 2011:

Those are so cute Capree, though I'd use them as a wall hanging.

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