Works in Process: Refurbishing a rug

This is my kitchen rug. I bought it at Apa Ini in Portland sometime in the early 2000s. It’s an assortment of old rugs re-sewn into a patchwork, and it’s brought color and verve to more kitchens than I care to count in my many, many, many moves.

The poor thing has seen better days. I was contemplating replacing it, but realized that I think I can patch it. I’ve dyed up a bunch of rug wool from the Pendleton Wool Mill Outlet (also in Portland), and the dye gods definitely smiled upon me - the colors came out very, very close to the original.

Now to figure out the patching.