Zak Ludick Ecency carpet
Ecency @zakludick wool carpet
Hello everyone today's DIY project is a wool carpet.
This carpet I made served me three purposes the first one being a birthday gift. Second being a thank you/appreciation gift and last a good post.
Recently my friend @zakludick celebrated his birthday (https://ecency.com/music/@clairemobey/happy-birthday-zak-ludick-less) I had decided a little bit of time before this to start making him a gift 4 introducing and helping me on the ecency/hive blockchain. So I decided that this would also be a good birthday gift to.
Okay let's get started shall we.
Things you will need
3 colours of wool
Crochet hook with
A lot of patience
Step-by-step instruction to making your design.
The first step is to create your design.
The second step is to take your design and put it into this program/ website. (www.stitchfiddle.com)
Third step in the website you may need to edit it 2 make it possible to use only three colours.
As you can see what I have done here if I've made all the parts I want to make white purple in the design to make it easier
fourth step once you have completed your design then you need to download the PDF
This site is free to use at a very limited access. you can pay a monthly fee if u what all the bells and whistles. I'm a free user
Preparation to begin your carpet
First take a piece of cardboard and cut out a rectangle with a width of 3 cm length is up to you. Now fold it in half this will give you a way to quickly cut your wool into the correct size pieces.
Now take your wool and start wrapping it around the cardboard template try to wrap it around at a nice easy tension not too tight or they will end up short. Once wrapped you can take a pair of scissors and stick it through the centre of the folded cardboard and cut through all the wraps this will give you a bunch of the correct size wool pieces. You're going to need to do this a few times throughout your project due to you needing so much.
How to do each individual stitch.
Wrap wool around stem of hook push hook through mesh when pulling look back through take the end of the wall you're holding and put into hoop and pull out then give a little tug to tighten it not too hard or you may break the mesh.
Ok now that all of that is out of the way I will now show you day by day the process of me making this carpet it took me a total of 8 days to finish each day working between 3 to 6hours per day.
I would like to apologize for the bad day by day image. I don't know what happened but all my progress photo's I took got corrupted so I lost almost every thing but luckily one photo survived. Using the last photo of zak holding the finished carpet I will show you the day by day making of the carpet. All the image's above here I re-took.
Day 4 3.5hours
Day6 6hours Once finished you my need to shave it down for the more detailed work to show ( like the name) I use a head shave.
Day 7 Cut the blanket material to shape and used a hot glue gun to glue the edging of the material to the mesh.
Total Time: approximately 27hours
Total thread count : 3497 (1938 white) (1069 blue) (490 black)
Wow, this is a cool art craft! I want to make my own carpet too with my own design. 27 hours is worth it. I am sorry to know about your corrupted files. Good job!
I'm glad you like it. Once you get a handle of the threading method it will shave off a few minutes.
I hope your carpet comes out beautiful good luck with it😁🤩
oh yes I forgot to add once you have finished threading you my need to shave down the length I used a head shaver it works well
Wow man, that is super cool!
You should totally do that on commission!
thanks zak I would like to but most of the time I wouldn't be able to sale and get what it is worth.
I think you might have to look at the RIGHT customers in that case as well as the RIGHT designs.
27 hours is a long time so it is a precious gift,
But you would need to put a value on your time if you were to market it.
But could you imagine a Man U carpet or some other fan-orientated thing?
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What a wonderful and very thoughtful gift! Great job with the Ecency logo!
thank you very much @melinda010100 for the comment/vote and E points
This is very cool! What an awesome gift as well!!
thank you @pixelhuntersam it was hard but worth it
and @zakludick's face is priceless! 😁
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Wow, that is awesome, you did such great job the logo and name everything so nicely done and I am pretty sure your friend would love it.
Wow! Seems we will have an Ecency store soon!^^
🤣🤣🤣 I not sure i would be able to keep up with the demand
This is too cool! Looks soft too. Amazing idea for sure
Great to see your stepbysteps! Brilliant job! 👏👏👏
thank you for your kind comment and upvote😁
This is amazing
Keep it up
thank you very much I'll be posting another in the future once it's finished
and thank u for the upvote and re-blog
Sure thing bro, I'll be expectant
This is amazingly cool! Thank you so much for all the effort! Gosh I have no patience for needle work. Well done to you!
thank u very much @clairemobey I'm very happy with how it turned out