And We Have A Winner!

  There isn’t a prize for being first one finished but if there were Rose would be our winner!  Her rug is beautiful and Sophie agrees. The rug is lovely with bands of color and is accented with lines of black.  Rose says she’s cut her strips for placemats already while husband Bill is constructing the frame.
I thought you might like to see the original rug frame that Rosa gave me as well as a rug she made on that frame from old clothes.  The rug already had been used as you can tell by worn spots that would never wear completely through.  The fabric would likely rot before wearing out.

I need to catch up with all of you but I have the excuse of being sick.  Here is Connie’s rug with a good start on it.  She’s going to make bands of color starting with red.  Notice her assortment of warp strips which will never show when the rug is finished.  Also note the little clips at the top securing her strips.   

I hope you’re enjoying your rug making.  Please let me know if I can help.  And when you finish, send a picture of your rug to

12 thoughts on “And We Have A Winner!

  1. Mary

    I hope you received my check so my book will be sent soon. I have questions but perhaps I need to wait until I get the book. If not, here they are. Did Rosa have to use a loom as long as her runner or can you take off the finished part of the rug and keep weaving by adding on to the lengths of the warp? Or did she make more than one rug and sew the rugs together? What is the ourpose of the wires on the sides of the loom? Thanks! P.S. The rugs look great as does the start by Connie. I saw Jo’s start on her blog yesterday, too.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Mary – when did your mail your check? I am caught up with all orders.

  2. Rose Mikulski

    Awww, for one brief moment, I thought I won the baby goat, that really would have set Miss Sophie off, someone else vying for my attention.

  3. Mareen

    I think this is something I maybe could do Mary. Jason just said he misses making those . Maybe he can make me one?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Mareen – I’ll get you a book and DVD – I think you might like doing this!

  4. brenda A in sunny AZ

    Although I’m not weaving this project, as a “retired” weaver, the rods or wires are used to hold the sides from being drawn in and creating an hour glass shape. The rods are removed when you take the rug off the loom. Good luck everyone, they look great.

    It’s warming up here in AZ, after a miserable week of cold and rain. Alabama and Clemson are battling it out in the stadium not too far from me.

  5. terry

    im confused as to makeing a rug frame.
    i also missed a few email posting on the updates for makeing rug.i got a slue of t shirts id love to make a rug .or 2 or 3.if i could be directed to anything to gather information i need.
    any help would be greatlly apreshated.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Book and DVD are $20. If interested, send to Mary Etherington, 2345 Palm Ave, Garner, IA 50438. It would be helpful for you to read past Rug Along blog posts until you can watch the DVD yourself. Frame construction directions are in the book.

  6. Becky in TX

    These rugs are just awsome!!! Just love all the different color combos everyone is coming up with…..
    I so enjoy reading the blog…..thank you Mary for doing this!!!

  7. Gwendolyn Minshall

    Could you post your address one more time to order the book and DVD? I wasn’t going to do this because I already have too many projects but now I am hooked.

    Also, I love to read your blog. I grew up in Nora Springs, Iowa, but moved to Pittsburgh, PA almost 45 years ago. I am still an Iowa farm girl at heart and your blog makes me feel very nostalgic for home.

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