I didn’t get many questions so you guys either did ok or maybe nobody’s taking part in this rug along. After watching more of the DVD this morning, I can’t believe it’s so complete. It’s really quite good – anybody could make this rug with that DVD to guide them. Since the book was updated, the page I referred to is wrong. The most important step is found on page 7 of the current book, not page 9 that I mentioned in the DVD.
So starting on page 5 in the book at Step 3 Weaving Row #1, follow the photos and watch the chapter on your DVD. It’s true that if you forget to pass the strip through the loop at either end, all of your work will be in vain. Your rug will come apart and you will be devastated! I know from personal experience years ago.
I am going to work with t-shirt knits again and one question that came up was about the design on the front of the shirt. The reason I happened to work with the knit was that after making a t-shirt quilt I had the remainder of the shirts left and I’m a “use it up” sort of girl. They worked so well I started shopping the thrift stores for just the right color of t- shirts. I avoid the stiff design part of the shirt because it just doesn’t “curl” nicely. When I say “curl”, I mean that when I hold that strip in my hand and start weaving, the raw edges tend to curl to the inside all by themselves and there are no raw edges to deal with. Just a nifty coincidence.