Relaxing once you figure it out. Now let me be the first to say I have tried all kinds of binding techniques and I have a couple of favorite ways. One is with binding tape which I have found to be one of the most easiest once I learned how to do it.
I admit I once had a pile of over 40 hooked pieces needing bound all because I wasn't sure how to finish them without getting discouraged.
So I just kept on hooking and let them pile up.
This method I am using on this oxford punched rug does not use binding tape. I simply just trimmed the monks cloth folded it in and sewed a simple running stitch to hold it in place and rounded the corners a bit with needle and thread.
Here is the backside of the rug. See how it adds the look of almost another row to the rug.
I have another rug I need to bind and I will try to take step by step photo's of how to do this. Maybe it will give you another option to binding if you have never tried this.
I am binding this with the same wool yarn I hand~dyed for the punching. It is a 4 ply wool yarn and it binds it very quickly :)
Enjoy your weekend and take a few minutes to slow down in this busy world we live in and just enjoy the simpler things of life! You will be glad you did :)