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« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2009 08:46:53 AM »

I love it! Great pattern & colors!


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« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2009 04:50:33 AM »

Craftsomnia- Thanks! 
-Yes I used knit fabric for all the rugs I've made.  I don't see why other fabrics wouldn't work though. 
-I don't know if knots on the back are the standard way of doing the ends, that seems unlikely.  There's got to be a 'cleaner' way of doing it.  You can't feel the knots through the rug at all so it doesn't seem to be more than an aesthetic issue.
-The way I cut the fabric it ends up one loooooong strip.  It sometimes gets twisted and I cut it and untwist it, and that's where the knots come from. 
-They could definetely be backed! 
-I draw my design on the backing with a sharpie.  Then I do one color at a time, starting with the color I have the least of.  For this swirl design it's easy to change the pattern as you go if you notice you are running out of a particular color. For example, I originally intended for the teal swirl to follow the brown swirl almost the entire length but ran out much quicker than expected.
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« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2009 07:56:33 AM »

Hey Delanie!..
Thanks for the info - Ive been doing my research.. cant wait to make one!.. I saw most of the places just rip the strips of fabric, so they must have knots or something too.. hmm maybe ill find a book on it.. but love your rugs!!.. Thanks again for the info & inspiration!..
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« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2009 10:17:10 AM »

This is so awesome! I've been wanting a new rug to put under my desk in my new dorm room because my feet get cold and I've also wanted to find a use for all my spare fabric. My only problem is that even after watching the youtube video and googling, I'm still not sure how to actually do the hooking. The video only shows it very quickly without an explination, and I have a hard time following text-only instructions. Does anyone know where I could see a step-by-step instruction with a video or pictures of the actual hooking part? Thanks!

I found this site that might help. http://www.mcgtextiles.com/lockerrugdemo.html
I have a couple of old queen size jersey knit sheets that I have been saving for something. Maybe I'll try this.
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« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2009 11:22:47 AM »

Thanks, delainie and daizyduke! Your posts really help. I'll be trying this as soon as I can get around to buying some canvas and a hook. I'll probably pick it up without any real trouble once I actually start.
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« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2009 01:15:11 PM »

Oh, that rug is simply beautiful.  I really, really like it -- both pattern and color choice.

I'm definitely going to have to investigate this craft.  Surely, there must be a way of doing it cheaply by recycling, gleaning fabric, reconning.
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« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2009 07:26:58 PM »

I have also made these rugs. I make mine with  sheets from our local Goodwill store. Cutting fabric is faster with a rotary cutter and a straight edge. This way you can do several layers at a time. I found pattern books for these at Hobby Lobby. 
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« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2009 10:24:08 PM »

Ooh! I remember I had one of those as a kid... I ruined so many of the little yarn pieces that I couldn't finish it. Lost a lot of them too. >< I fail, I know... but looking back, even though I didn't have the patience, it was fun... and now I want to do it again!!
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« Reply #48 on: October 20, 2009 10:41:18 PM »

This is so gorgeous!  I wish I had the patience.
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« Reply #49 on: October 24, 2009 05:18:04 PM »

It looks like a giant latch hook. That is awesome!
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