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« on: November 17, 2004 05:56:30 PM »

originally i had planned to make a real-honest-to-goodness rug, made in the traditional heirloom-y kinda way.

Then i decided to use my hot glue gun instead.

You can't tell from the top, at all.  I assume it means it won't last nearly as long.  I'm not really sure how i'll clean it - and since it lives right by the desk in my studio, it could sure use a cleaning!  still, it's pretty awesome, if i do say so myself.

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Erin H.
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2004 07:59:45 AM »

do you mean you glued the braided ropes together instead of sewing?

look great! i've been meaning to tackle a rug but still collecting fabric for stripping.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2004 08:48:20 AM »

You would never know it was glued.  Good job. 
Maybe just give it a gentle scrub with a scrub brush and allow to dry in the sun.  The joy of hot gluing it is that is any braids come unglued you can just pull the glue gun out and make repairs. 
That's my two cent  suggestion. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2004 12:33:03 PM »

Maybe just give it a gentle scrub with a scrub brush and allow to dry in the sun. The joy of hot gluing it is that is any braids come unglued you can just pull the glue gun out and make repairs.
That's my two cent suggestion. Roll Eyes

i guess i'll have to try, soon.  Cross your fingers!

do you mean you glued the braided ropes together instead of sewing?

look great! i've been meaning to tackle a rug but still collecting fabric for stripping.

I glued the whole thing down to a circle cut out of muslin.  from the top you can't tell at all, and the bottom doesn't even look all that bad.
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2007 03:12:06 PM »

So it's been three years... is this still holding together well?
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008 11:42:56 AM »

it is!  it's on the dog bed now and there are a few loose places but they could be easily fixed (i was also running out of hot glue when i made it).  i declare it a success!
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