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« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2008 07:36:41 PM »

The newspaper did an article on my rug!! I put links to the articles on the first page...
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« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2008 02:42:51 PM »

i just bought some latch hook canvas! I haven't done one of these in years, but this should give the memory a jog! I see a lot of unmarked plastic bags through work... how important is it to just use the #2s?
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« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2008 01:00:53 PM »

Not to sound snarky but I don't understand why you call this "your" idea.
In the article it says that you got the idea from a picture of one that was already made by someone else. The picture was of a hooked rug made of plastic on the person's website. So it wasn't something that you invented. If anything you should be linking to her/his site because that is where the idea is from, instead you of telling people to link to your article so they dont take credit for "your" idea. In addition people have been making these for decades in 3rd world countries. So really its wrong to say that you invented this. And even if you didn't know that people have been making these for decades I still don't understand how you think it's your invention when you saw somebody else with one first which is where you got the idea to make it in the first place.

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"But, it was a photo of a rug hooked with plastic bags that snagged her interest.The designer talked about the durability of the rug; all she had to do was hose it of or shake it clean," she says. "I thought the hooked rug was attractive and was suddenly struck by how many plastic bags I was storing in the house. I felt an immediate impulse to make one, even though I've never hooked a rug before."


 
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« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2008 03:29:28 PM »

My sister does a lot of plastic canvas stuff. I'm going to have to tell her about this! 
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« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2008 08:23:32 AM »

12 hours and many hand-cramps later, I made one!


I cut the strips 4 inches long so they'd be a bit more bristly, and its now at my front door.
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« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2008 12:49:24 PM »

will yu describe the process in detail. i like the project and have lots of stuff for this.
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« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2008 11:55:03 PM »

That looks awesome! I love the colors!
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« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2008 02:17:47 PM »


Causeeffect-Sorry if that offended you but it was only an image that was found online, off of a google image search. My mom and I came up with how to hook the rug and cut the strips by ourselves, and if I could find the website again, I would totally link to it, but alas, I have tried and failed. I have edited the front page to not say that it was my idea, and I did not know that they made those rugs in third world countries.

Mosli- WOW! Shocked your rug looks way better than mine! I love the stripes!
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