I have always been fascinated with braided rugs (I even started to make one - albeit a very a crude one - when I was little). But they generally look so old-fashioned and country-ish!
New idea - use cool color scheme. Like, black+white+red. That way, it looks more modern...and I'm not going for an entire rug...a trivet will be good enough, thank you very much! If it turns out I'll give it to my sister for her condo :)
Inspiration of this morning - a way to use up old t-shirts. I used a really old t-shirt that I had painted on when I was little, for practice.
Now all I have to do is sew the bits together (I think I'll use flat-felled seams?), and...a comfy scarf! There you have it!