I have a dark chocolate brown zebra skin that is not backed. I have seen one that was backed with some sort of padding about 3/4" thick and appeared to be covered with a wool? instead of the standard felt.
Anyone know about this option?
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call ken at b&j's rugs
tell'm ej sent ya.
.....That I saw on a zebra rug and I told myself that If I ever had a zebra to do for myself I would have this done.
The skin was glued to a commercial grade, low nap carpet. The "up" side of the carpet was facing down and the carpet was not a rubber back. The carpet was cut to match the skin and then the edge was "bound", just like you would find on an area rug. It was the most "professional" zebra rug that I have ever seen.
Drop me an e-mail and send me your street address. I will send you one of my brochure's. I have 6 different ways that I can make zebra rugs. One is the way you have described, using a scalloped felt or scalloped leather border with a lofty quilters padding and a hand sewn backing.I also do them the way "Old Fart" has described. Carpet backed with a leather or naugahyde bound border.Check out the last two issues of Breakthrough Magazine, where I have articles on my rugmaking, also my ad in the suppliers area of the Net. here.