Carpet knitting?

TinkerJones's picture

I saw this article about a male knitter who makes felted carpets. It's on the Brownsheep blog homepage.
http://www.brownsheep.com/
I was glad to see that the sex of the knitter was never presented as an oddity or curiosity -- only the fact that he knits left-handed.
I want to see the bear rug!

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smmikkel's picture

The articles says he had a

The articles says he had a company put the felted squares together. Any ideas on that? What is that called to have a company do that? I'm always interested in home accessories.

Bill's picture

There may be a machine that

There may be a machine that stitches them together...all I know of is a method of fusing them together using a three inch wide jute strip backing.
It uses a kind of hot melt glue.

New York Built's picture

Here in Brooklyn we call them

Here in Brooklyn we call them Bukaran rug makers...mostly male, folk artists, and quite skilled...and not uncommon here. Glad to see the craft getting web presence.