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Braided Rag Rugs


braided rag rugs
    rag rugs
  • (Rag Rug) A sturdy, colorful rug handwoven from cotton scraps.
  • Rag rugs were commonly made in households up to the middle of the 20th century by using odd scraps of fabric on a background of old sacking.
  • A rug made from small strips of fabric hooked into or pushed through a base material such as hessian
  • a family craft handed down.  Down to me.  Yes, this will be a special rug.
    braided
  • Edge or trim (a garment) with braid
  • woven by (or as if by) braiding; "braided cordage"
  • (of a river or stream) Flow into shallow interwoven channels divided by deposits of sediment
  • Interlace three or more strands of (hair or other flexible material) to form a length
  • (braid) make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth"
  • (braid) a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
braided rag rugs - Prairie Rugs
Prairie Rugs Cotton Area Rugs Red 6 x 9 Foot
Prairie Rugs Cotton Area Rugs Red 6 x 9 Foot
The World's Finest Handmade cotton area rugs. They are made exclusively for us in India with total quality control. The best materials are used to make our rugs including 100% cotton (chindi) rags; expensive European dyes; high-grade cotton warp thread. The rags are triple washed after dyeing to prevent color transfer. Prairie rugs are machine washable in cold water. They can also be dry cleaned. Typical cotton rugs are often made with low grades of cotton, printed cloth or cotton blends. The low grade warp thread means the rug may only last for a few seasons. Our handmade cotton rugs are made to last for decades because we use the finest materials.

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5 recycled shirts rug
5 recycled shirts rug
This is my second rug project. This is a 3 and 1/2 by 2 and 1/2-foot braided rag rug made from five recycled old shirts, all of 100% cotton. Because I again, as a total novice, made mistakes, I learned some things. For example, I had shirts of different fabric weights, yet I cut them all into 2-inch strips. When I braided the strips, the lighter-weight fabric made skinnier strips. In the future I will cut lighter-weight fabric a bit thicker than the heavier weight fabric. I also learned that it is important, and tricky, to keep a moderate, even tension on the braid while lacing the rug together. Pull too much and the rug will "cup" up into a bowl. Too little and it'll show the laces. I made this rug a shade too tight in spots, and need more practice keeping that even tension. I also see, clearly, that a border really finishes the work and makes it look done. I saved most of my blue to make the final border, and I think it looks nice. I also learned that, amid the wild mix of colors, some lengths of solid color stripes (here, burgundy) are very pleasing to the eye. What I love about this rug is the chaotic swirl of mixed colors, which I find more exciting and interesting than a bunch of concentric rings. I love gazing at different areas on the rug and seeing how the colors in that section are interacting. You can almost eat these lovely bright colors with a spoon. My next project is making a terry cloth bathroom squooshy-rug from some old towels. I picked out some really sweet colors in a whole different palette, and hope to get that at least started before Thanksgiving. Thanks for looking at my rug.
Braided rug
Braided rug
Rug measures about 21" diameter and probably took me the equivalent of one and a half to two full days to make. Fabrics from FabMo (fabmo.org).

braided rag rugs
braided rag rugs
Braiding Rugs: A Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-03
TURN YOUR RAGS TO RICHES WITH BRAIDED RUGS!
If you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive, family-oriented craft, braiding rugs is the answer! Braided rugs are much like family quilts – each strip of cloth comes from a cast-off garment and tells a story all its own. Piecing the rug together is an act of weaving family memories and events into an heirloom of handiwork and practicality. This time-honored craft is an ideal hobby for all ages and makes a wonderful family project that can be completed in a day or as time allows.
Author Nancy Bubel grew up admiring the braided rugs created with loving care by her grandmother. Her grandmother taught her the braiding technique, and she in turn offers these step-by-step instructions to readers far and wide. In addition, readers will find tips and advice on choosing fabrics, dyeing cloth, selecting a color scheme, and braiding in a variety of designs and shapes.

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