Twined rugs are made on a simple frame that is made the actual size of the finished rug. This is why these rugs are so flat and straight.
Twining starts at both ends and finishes in the middle.
These strips need to be secured and then the rug can be taken off the frame by lifting the rods on either side.
This is the table runner frame.
This technique was taught to me by Rosa Smith in Britt, IA and she gave me this rug. Here’s a close up of fabrics – she used old clothes cut into strips.
I found this ratty old wool twined rug at a flea market.
And here’s my window sill rug by my chair.
I have forgotten what price I put on the book and dvd but I think it was $22, wasn’t it? If you’re going to make a rug you need the book and the dvd is as if I’m sitting beside you as you make your rug – it’s invaluable. Rugs of all sizes are made on simple wooden frames the size of your desired end result. If you know of a handyman who could build your frame, hand him the book with all the directions, supplies and dimensions. I know many of you already have the book, frame and dvd – let’s make a rug!
A winter visual.