I first blogged about this project here. It began with the need to use up old polyester yardage that I didn’t want to make clothing out of. I had hoped to finish it sooner, but I realized that I needed to keep the ends of the blue and brown farn from fraying, so I had to take time out to process it (see pics below). The pink farn didn’t need fray control because that fabric was backed with a second layer of thin polyester which makes it more durable and less prone to fraying. Processing took a long time and I used up every last spool of un-needed leftover threads in my stash. It was tedious work, but I thought it was necessary because I didn’t want a synthetic fabric shedding shreds around the house.
I crocheted the mat , even though I thought at first that I would knit it. Crocheting was a better option because the farn is heavy, cumbersome and has no give like regular yarn. I used a giant crochet hook (size S) , and it got the job done. It made a really durable mat, which is also portable and can be taken on outings. I’ve now slated all the ugly fabrics in my stash to be made into Farn. What a great way to make use out of unwanted fabric and transform it into something better!