Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Homemade rag rugs for our new house!

I've never made rugs before.  Our trailer house is going to have all vinyl flooring (my choice - I hate taking care of carpets) so I knew I'd want some throw rugs.  Nice ones are hard to find, I found.  :)  I have a small rigid heddle loom and although those are not designed to weave rugs, I knew I could do it if I would just beat in the weft carefully by hand.  So, with my husband's help, I warped the loom with the kind of cotton string that is used for rugs, bought some sheets at the thrift store and started to work.  Here they are.  After they were completed, I ran them through the washer and then hung them to dry, so you are only looking at half of each one.

Here are the three rugs.


They are a bit rough looking (I am a beginner) but I do like them and I think they will be very nice in our humble home. 

8 comments:

  1. Nice! :) I have a bunch of old clothes (not nice enough to donate) that I've saved to cut into strips for rugs. I'd like to try braided rugs as well as woven.

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    1. Thank you! I want to see pictures when you do it. My mom used to save up wool scraps and there was a lady that made a few small braided rugs for her. Braided rugs were really The Thing back in those days.

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  2. Very pretty! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite.

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I feel honored. I like them, but they are very humble. :)

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  3. You did well. I am glad your new home is showing up the way you wish.

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