Rag rugs appeal to me. Made using fabric off casts, they're a great way to upcycle old linen, they look good, and they're practical too.
Stacey, from The Farmhouse in the Field, shows how to weave a floor rug using old bed sheets. Any fabric that can be torn into 12" strips could be used - selvedge ends, table cloths, curtains. The detailed tutorial will step you through the process.
To weave a rag rug, you will need to have a loom. Of course, you could buy one, but I've found some tutorials for making your own. You may have to adapt them to suit Stacey's floor rug...
- How to Make a Rag Rug Loom
- Create Your Own Frame Loom - No Tools Necessary
- How to Make a DIY Weaving Loom
Stacey added her Rag Rug to the Home Decor link party. You might like to check out the following tutorials at the Home Decor linky...
- Liberty Fabric Covered Clay Dish
- Table Runners
- Curtains Upcycled from Men's Shirts
- Nautical Mug Rug
Rag rugs appeal to me as well. Years ago I took a class on how to crochet (I think it was crochet, but it may have been another rug technique - I can't quite recall) fabric strips into what was supposed to end up as a rug - my psoriasis must have been in full bloom at the time because the technique hurt my fingers way too much and I wasn't able to finish anything. Every time I see a project like this one I fall in love all over again - I had no idea that making a loom was such a simple matter!ReplyDelete
Rag rugs were really popular in the NE of England where they are called Proggy Mats. They use a different technique but are another way to upcycle old linens. I like the thought of upcycling old bed sheets I have lots of those hanging around :)ReplyDelete