My inspiration came from making the Hula Hoop Rugs but thinking it would be nice to have a bigger one and it would also be nice to have one that was rectangular. I figured I could fulfill both of those ideas if I had some sort of a frame...
I decided to put one of them to work. I tied strips of cloth around the ends of the frame in loops. I did make it so I would be able to weave with both sides of the loop.
The rug turned out pretty nice sized - nearly 4 feet by two feet. It is not at all perfect (including the fact that one end is wider than the other) but I think it looks rather neat, it was made just using odds and ends of worn out/ stained clothing, it is sturdy and I made it!
I am rather fond of it.
By the way if you ever made woven hot pads on those little looms this is fairly similar- it is just much bigger and you don't have all those little pegs. You simple tie the strands on for the long ends and go back and forth on the short sides.
And a video which I forgot and took sideways - Sorry!
Other Rag Rugs I have made this year:
- A denim crocheted Rug in January
- A Fluffy Denim Rug for February
- A Hula Hoop Rug for March
- A Many Strand Braided Rug for April
- A Rug made Friendship Bracelet Style in May
- A Rug Crocheted without a Hook and made by Jonathan in June
- A Plastic Bag Rug for July
Do you make rag rugs? I would love to hear about any methods that you might use to make them!
I am linking up to the Homestead Barn Hop with these great ladies: