Whilst searching online for interesting rugs I came across these overdyed rugs.
Image borrowed from decor8
Although I would like to think that my creative ways are purely inspired by the joy of making, truthfully however, my thrifty tendencies are a huge motivating factor in undertaking projects. I happen to have a Persian style rug of my own currently covering the floor of my living area and it's looking more than a little worse for wear (I originally found it in the barn at my old house).
Image from decor8
I have been researching techniques on dying rugs and it sounds like a tricky process. Both stripping the original colour and then re-dying sounds like an involved and fairly hit and miss project. The success of both steps hinge on the materials from which the rug is made and I have no idea if my carpet is a wool or synthetic blend But I'm feeling brave and have nothing to lose, I'm throwing caution to the wind, I'm entering uncharted territories and have begun developing my own technique instead!
Wish me luck, I'm going to need it!