Penny rugs

Penny rugs are felted flat round wool scraps made into coverlets, wall hangings and tablemats. Penny rugs date back to the civil war era. The name “penny” comes into play as coins were used as templates for the circles.

The felt wool circles were cut into three sizes and sewn together concentrically. Penny rug needlecraft recycles woolen clothing and old sweaters.

If you want to give it a try…you can learn to make a penny rug here.

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