Last night I began that area in the middle. I'm getting anxious about making my colours spread evenly across the piece...so I sorted them all into roughly equal sized piles and stored the different bundles in ten carrier bags. None of this helps my sitting room to look any more elegant.
This rug Now involves eight different elements: six "rags" (i.e. recycled textiles) and two yarns - an unspun dyed merino wool and a commercial slub knitting yarn which I realised provided a bit of no-fuss variety where needed.