The no-sew woven version is something of a unicorn! Gather two colors of fabric scraps. The braiding stretched the material and it really wanted to spring back.
Did you ever hear of anyone making a rug with a toothbrush? Maymee Campbell made some. So did several other women she knows about who learned how many years ago.
When I was completely new to rag rugging, I found myself understanding the process and methods fairly quickly and really just wanted to get stuck in straight away. However, a few important questions cropped up as I started gathering ideas and materials for my first project. The main being- what fabric can be used to make a rag rug?
Soooo, remember when I shared this woven rag rug tutorial with you and I gave my solemn vow to hunt down other good rug projects? Well, I can hold my head up high because as of today I have kept that promise. No applause, please.
Thank you for all the great feedback for liking my Braided Rag Rug. I hope everyone can do their part on greening the Earth again and reduce the rubbish that loaded the landfill, turn trash into gold. By the way, I gave the braided rag rug to my mum and she loves it so much, she is going to dig more old bed sheets out from her storage, which means I will have another bunch of supply to recycle.
If you've ever cringed when your bare toes have come into contact with a freezing floor first thing in the morning, you can probably appreciate how much difference a rug can make to a room. During wintertime, an extra layer of insulation on the floor can make a world of difference to your comfort level, and your heating bills. Here's how to put together a simple braided rag rug—if you have basic braiding and hand-sewing skills, you can probably make this in a single weekend.
Rug is one of the ancient craft that covers variety of techniques. Rag rugs were very commonly made up to the middle of the 20th century in households. These were made using old scraps of fabrics o n the background of old sacking.
Happy Labor Day! I love their super easy technique! This is definitely a great craft for fabric scraps. We like to share our creations on our blog, Everyday Art because we think that everyone likes to create a little art everyday.
In my years of green living, I've found the simplest, easiest way to help others "go green" is through introducing them to the many uses of essential oils. Want to learn more about how I do that? Ready for some step-by-step crocheted rag rug instructions and photos?