It has been a couple weeks since the last loop was pulled on Star Geometric. It has been steamed, foundation secured, trimmed and ready for the final stage.
Binding a rug isn't hard to do but it takes time away from hooking another rug.
I've done several types of binding and have posted several ways on my blog previously. Sometimes (most times) I don't want a whipped edge as the additional row of color isn't always what is wanted. Plus, I've whipped the edges with wool before and it doesn't take long for the wool yarn to separate and show the foundation.
Gritting my teeth I've started to bind the rug. UH, taking away from my hooking time !#*?!
This is how I'm binding Star rug. Am using wool yarn but won't be whipped where that edge provides a part of the border and shows at the top. But rather whipping which will be at the bottom to provide strength and support at the edge.
Notice I've placed the rug binding about 1/4" inside from the edge and did a running stitch to secure the binding tape to the rug's foundation. With wool yarn I whip by placing the needle under the row of hooking and upward into the cotton binding.
Was using single wool strands but now see I should have used double strands. So that will change when getting back to this undesirable task, 😀
Weather is going to get crazy here soon, coming from you mid-west folks have it rough right now.