Random designs as well as deliberate color placement make your shirred rug one-of-a-kind. Simple shirred rugs are made by shirring, or gathering, fabric strips onto a long threaded needle and then sewing the gathered folds in place to form a flat rug. It's similar to the method used to sew braided rounds together to make a rug.
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The information below is an excerpt from my book, Dyeing by the Numbers. Decide how long of a strip you want to hook. Never cut wool.
In my years of green living, I've found the simplest, easiest way to help others "go green" is through introducing them to the many uses of essential oils. Want to learn more about how I do that? Ready for some step-by-step crocheted rag rug instructions and photos? Follow along with this tutorial!
You can find a variety of dryer balls on the market. Wool dryer balls help to keep clothes separated in the dryer allowing the heated air to circulate better and dry items more quickly. This is not attractive but it will not reduce the effectiveness of the dryer balls.
Wonder Art vintage paint by number style water lilies burlap backing for hooked rug making. Vintage printed burlap 'canvas' for making a hooked or punch needle rug with water lily flowers pattern. Finished size is approx
Do you wish you could hook more and cut less? Then look no further. A few years ago Mom and I discovered an industrial cutter that allowed us to cut up to 60 8 strips with one crank of the handle.
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I have a generous selection of gorgeous wool yardage that was given to me a few years ago. I had said I would weave rag rugs with it. What took me so long?
Historically, braided rugs are uniquely American, dating back to the early waves of settlers on the "New Continent" across the pond. Winters were and still are! Scraps from worn-out woolen clothing and blankets were re-purposed, cut into strips and braided into rugs, which provided good insulation on the cold floors. Because these rugs were both beautiful and practical, the settlers used them in their homes, their churches and public buildings — anywhere that could use some warmth and color.