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« on: February 10, 2004 12:54:27 PM »

I'm obsessed with making fabric rugs at the moment so I'm on the lookout for

1) new methods
2) instructions for same
3) ideas for inexpensive resources for same.

Your ideas are welcomed. Tanks.
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2004 01:01:11 PM »

Braiding, rope binding, and hooking and prodding although I haven't actually attempted those last two yet.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2004 02:49:56 PM »

i have been putting off this project for a while. I probably won't do it until the summer, but i have since bookmarked this page. hope this helps  Smiley

http://members.cox.net/dtabor1/White%20Prodded%20Rug.htm
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2004 05:11:27 PM »

Tanks, fly. I bookmarked it also. Already have the canvas and the prodder so now it's just a matter of finding the fabric. What a lux look!
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2004 05:29:28 AM »

Is it really as easy as it sounds?  I found yesterday during my thrifting a vintage latchhook kit that I considered doing myself, but will be sending to my sister-in-law is it is of her favorite subject, lighthouses, and she already enjoys latchhook.  This looks even simpler, but time consuming.  Can you use your basic cross-stitch pattern to make a design in the rug?  

For fabric, the white T-shirts look so cool, but with jersey knit do you need to worry about stretchiness?  It doesn't really say in the tutorial whether there is a certain way you need to cut the fabric to avoid that.

I think it would be lovely in vintage repro (or real vintage if you can find it/afford it) feedsack type fabrics, in coordinating colors, with no set pattern.  Or, what if you used some vintage sheers?  Find some at a thriftstore, in something nice and gauzy.  I think that would be very nifty.
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2004 02:33:48 PM »

i've made a bunch of rugs crocheted from strips of fabric that i cut from old clothes and sheets and stuff.  here are a few examples:





but here is a really good website that describes a bunch of rugmaking techniques.

http://www.netw.com/~rafter4/oldrugs.htm

have fun! i think that collecting fabric is so fun - and addictive!

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2004 01:08:05 AM »

my aunt loves to make rugs too, she uses a loom with fabric strips to make rugs, they turn out to be lovely pieces with colored strips.

you can also use heavy weight fabrics and make a patchwork rug with proper padding and backing.

when i was in school we made rugs from nylon pantyhose, we braided them into thick braids then rolled them in a spiral and stiched them to create a rug. these are especially good for the kitchen or bathroom because they are stain proof and very easy to wash. but you might want to put some kind of backing that will prevent them from slipping around.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2005 10:43:33 AM »

I just started braiding rugs.  I am having so much fun with it.  If you find any good resources will you let me know?
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