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« on: April 05, 2004 07:18:09 AM »

Here a couple of interesting ways to make rugs from below site, they have illustrations at the site.

Extension activity 2: make a rag rug
You will need 4 pieces of wood 300mm long and 25mm square, 4 screws, glue and 24 nails (20mm panel pins would do), to make the loom. You will also need string and strips of material.

1.   Hammer 12 nails in one of the pieces of wood, 20mm apart and starting 30mm in from the end.

2.   Repeat with another piece of wood.

3.   Make the frame by gluing and screwing the corners.

4.   String the frame as shown.

5.   Weave the strips of material between the string.

6.   When the loom is full tie pieces of material at each end of the string loops as shown.

7.   Remove the rag rug from the loom.
Textiles extension activity 1: weaving
(If you use netting of some kind, this could be rug also)

You will need either an old bicycle wheel with spokes, a piece of mesh like chicken wire, or an old piece of netting.

You will also need strips of material. You could cut old clothes, curtains or sheets into strips or use old tights and thick wool.

You could also cut different coloured plastic bags into long strips. How?

Before you start cutting think where you want your creation to hang and think about the colours that you want to use. Dont create waste!

Weave the spokes or mesh to your own design and colour scheme.
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2005 04:14:46 AM »

It just occurred to me yesterday that a great big picture frame with nails at two ends would make a nifty loom! I got my supplies and I'm tackling it today. I will post a picture when I've got together.


Her dirty paws and furry coat,
She ran down the forest slope.
The forest of talking trees,
They used to sing about the birds and the bees.
The bees had declared a war,
The sky wasn't big enough for them all.
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2005 11:38:58 AM »

how do you secure the side ends so it doesn't unravel? the pictures on the link don't work so I'm a little confused

« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2005 10:10:11 PM »

Also you can make braided rugs with the denim.
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