My porch needed a good over haul.
After all the rain we’ve seen here in Georgia everything was mildewed!
Runner made of knotted fabric strands loosely braided secured to a canvas backing.
- NEED LOTS OF FABRIC -NEUTRAL, COOL & WARM COLORS
- needle & thread
- fabric glue
- canvas painter tarp or any canvas
- blue painter tape
I used old clothes, dinner napkins that where stained, old sheets, pillow cases & fabric swatches I scored from a interior designer.
Basically any fabric I could find around the house!
Cut 2 inch wide strips.
CUT, Rip, CUT, Rip CUT!!!!! Whatever the specific fabric will allow you to do.
I recommend a zig zag cut.
This will avoid having to tie all the ends together as much
– Cut along the long edge then back
-Tie ends together so that you have separate color strand piles.
Make your Strands piles:
- 1 neutral colors – white, cream and beige.
- 1 cool colors- greens yellows etc…
- 1 warm colors – pinks, oranges & reds
ALL THE STRANDS NEED TO BE SUPER LONG!!!!!!!
Tape the end of each color strand with blue painters tape.
Secure all three strands together, giving yourself enough space to braid small segments! You will see way.
Braid enough to cover the surface of the canvas size you have cut.
Tape the ends of each braid segment with painter tape
Once you have braided enough to cover your canvas surface, glue the braids to the canvas with fabric glue.
I had to trim of some of my canvas.
Secure the end of each braid with needle and thread to the canvas at both ends on the runner
-Use yarn to run around each braid at the ends on each side and tie each off
-Trim any excess braids ends to even