|Indian embroidered rug. Photo from Tiggy Rawling's blog, I think.|
But this failure gave me another idea. What if I laid down strips of thick blanket wool and chain stitched through it. My small sample is promising. I am a bit worried that the wool yarn I used to stitch with will wear out sooner than the hooked loops, but heck, it's not like it's going to get heavy use on the floor.
I am also working on the layout of my next Codex piece. It keeps changing so I'm holding off on pictures at this point. But it does have lots of fearsome sea creatures so should be great fun to stitch, once I nail down the design.