11/16/2021

 


Mug rugs are so fun to sew and very useful when you want to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea together with a cookie. I have sewn several mug rugs during the years. Most of them with birds , as I love birds.
Here are some of my birdie  mug rugs



Have you tested the Japanese way named boro to mend clothes? I found the book The Book of Boro by Susan Brisco and got so inspired by the method of hand sewing  tiny pieces of fabric to a back ground with sashiko stitches. 




 I love fabric from Kaffe Fasset groups and I have saved several small scraps. Now it was an excellent time to use them. My first project was a traditional rice bag, from a pattern in the book. It is hand sewn and it was so cozy to sit and sew it, even if it took for me two to three weeks to complete it.



Now to mug rugs the boro way. My first was this one, where I put  all in  covering the back ground  with scraps  like roof tiles. I have used embroidery yarns as I haven't  got any sashiko thread. I used a glue pen to pin the scraps before sewing them to the background.






I am a member of  the board of our Swedish national quilt guild and during a weekend in October we had our annual meeting for our members. As we couldn't have our meeting last year because of the pandemi  it was so fun to meet our members again. In one of the workshops we had a boro project. The idea and project is made from me and my friend Karin. We sold kit with the material consting of  a denim background  some Kaffe scraps and sashiko threads . The ladies were so inspired so I think some of them started new projects at home. 
My mug rug with denim and Kaffe scraps is below


I have used sashiko thread, a lovely thread to hand sew with.


And finally as it soon is Christmas a mug rug with an angel. I have drawn the angel by hand and then appliquéd the little darling and the stars to the backgrund. This time no sewing by hand.



Now over to the other ladies blogging today



A big Thank You to lovely Carla for  hosting this blog hop. It is so fun to participate, when I have time to spend.


Hugs to you all from Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden





30 kommentarer:

  1. Her var det skikkelig mye fint, ja faktisk helt vidunderlig. Tenkte at de fuglene var nydelige. Etterhvert som jeg så nedover i innlegget ditt ble det bare finere og finere. Skulle gjerne ha vært der og lært mer om boro. Må jo bare prøve det nå i alle fall. Ha en fin dag, og takk for all ny inspirasjon.

    SvaraRadera
  2. Darling mug rugs. The boro is a beautiful method.

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  3. Awesome way to use up scraps!! Thank you - beautiful work

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  4. I love your mug rugs! The boro technique is especially interesting and looks like something I can carry with me and work on anywhere, besides using up some scraps. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Your bird mug rugs are adorable!

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  6. Aww, those birds are the sweetest. Thank you also for introducing us to this book. It's always fun to learn new techniques and mug rugs are especially a fun way to try them. Yours are gorgeous. Thank you for hopping in No Ring November.

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  7. Love the stitching on your colorful mug rugs. That would be a fun project to try the Boro technique on some small mug rugs.

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  8. The Boro technique is very interesting and beautiful. Thanks for introducing it!

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  9. The boro technique is gorgeous, and I really like your bird mug rugs.

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  10. You always know how to inspire us. That Boro technique is beautiful. I love it on the denim background!

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  11. The boro mug rugs are so fun - what a great idea!

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  12. Cute mug rugs, I really like the bird ones! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. Adorable! I love gifting them! Affordable, easy to make and just so darn cute! Isn't it lovely to meeting with our friends in person again!

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  14. Beautiful Mug Rugs. I'm particularly drawn to your artistic birds. So creative!

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  15. Very cute mug rugs, and especially the birds.

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  16. I have never tried Shashiko, but I like the looks of it. Your mug rugs are nice.

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  17. I love the look of Sashiko stitching and using this method of fabric scraps was interesting and beautiful. Your birds are gorgeous! xo

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  18. These are lovely mug rugs. I'd be hard pressed to put a mug on them!

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  19. I love your birdie mug rugs, and also your boro stitching. I'm going to be teaching myself sashiko starting in January, and my daughter and her hubby will be trying it too.
    Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  20. Wow so many great mug rugs. Love the boro stitching, and the angel is awesome.

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  21. Fabulous mug rugs. The birds are my favorite.

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  22. The boro style mug rugs are wonderful. So is that rice bag; I did wonder how it's used, though. I love to hand stitch so I need to give this a try.

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  23. Wow! I love your boro style of mug rug. The texture looks absolutely wonderful.

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  24. Love what you have done with the Boro style rugs. Such a great starter project for that type of stitching. And your Angel is beautiful.

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  25. All of your mug rugs are lovely. This is the first I've heard of the boro style. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I love your birdie mug rugs, and the boro ones are amazing too! xx

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  27. A lovely mug rug and sounds like a lovely workshop with your friends.

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  28. Love your bird mug rugs!

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  29. The bird mug rugs are beautiful and I love the boro mug rugs. A great way to use up scraps and make them into something pretty and very useful

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  30. This is wonderfully well written. I think I will post this somewhere for myself is something I want to strive for. Thanks for sharing this amazing.មាន់ជល់តាមអនឡាញ

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