I thought maybe I should see if Rugs From Rags had been compromised and sure enough here is Rags To Rugs By Lora. I will be the first to admit that this is an age old folk art and not our original design but the frames she is using and selling are the exact same size as ours and look to be Rick’s design from 1997.
I’m not sure if she’s selling a book or just the DVD but she is an excellent marketer. She is marketing all parts of the frames – from plans to rubber bands. The rug, placemat and runner are the same sizes as are in our book.
I’m not sure that twined rugs are her most popular rug – she makes all kinds of rugs and I think her money maker is in the rolls of fabric she sells to make them. She has each rug calculated to the inch of how many strips it will take. Wow! She even has a video of how to tear up a sheet for strips.
She has many how-to videos and she is an excellent teacher although I am waiting to view her dvd on twined rugs. Please know this – I have not seen the video and I’m not sure she’d sell me one – I’m sure she would recognize my name.
Once again I read the copyright on our Rugs From Rags –
This is not our original design or technique. I believe we perfected it and designed the frame which is what is at stake here. Maybe she gave us credit on the dvd – I don’t know.
I think she probably has a very successful business and just the YouTube videos alone make it easy for the would be rug maker to learn – she uses fabric rolls and lots of jute – neither of which we ever used.. I’d love to see the dvd teaching twining – right down to selling the rubber band to keep the strips on when you first start. I’ll never forget when I started doing that at a show many years ago.
So I only want to know if she gave us credit for the frame design and basic instructions. Her copyright is 2018 – ours is 1997. Rick worked hard on engineering that frame many years ago. She lives in Salina, KS and maybe she had a relative who taught her how to make twined rugs. Her marketing of every aspect of the rug is excellent – we moved on to other things and I would never want to do a video.
So, how’s your weekend going? I’m off to church to ask forgiveness for being upset.