Since there are still questions about the Rug Along which starts in January I thought I’d show you some more examples of rugs I’ve made. These are rugs made from woven fabrics which are the same color on both sides, the very easiest kind of fabric to work with. When I learned this technique from Rosa she cut strips of old clothing and painstakingly folded each strip into fourths so that all raw edges were folded to the inside. I don’t have the patience for that and don’t do it but you can if you like.
This rug is one that has been used and washed many times.
I discovered working with t-shirt knit was very easy with very nice results and the color palette is very contemporary – something that homespuns and brushed cottons are not. As gifts a bright colored rug is much more exciting for a young couple to receive than a dark country farmhouse throw rug.
And here is a stack of finished rugs that Pammie decided to take a nap on.
The technique used to make these rugs is called twining and is done on a wooden frame. The directions to make any size frame are in the book. You will need to have your frame ready to go by January and have some 2″ cotton strips cut for warp which is what we will start with. Please read through the book before we begin so you have an idea of what we’re going to be doing.
The Rug Along will start in January. The Rugs From Rags book and DVD are available for $20 from Mary Etherington, 2345 Palm Ave, Garner, IA 50438. If you have the book and just want the DVD, send $8 to the same address.