Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The rag rug is finished!

Making this rug in quick time due to it needing to be delivered as a gift for DS and DDiL, has resulted in a very sore wrist and shoulder! The process though has been fascinating and I shall make another some time with just a few adjustments in the process that would suit how I work a little better.

Both ends coming together in the middle and getting very tight to work with:
Forgot to photograph it off the loom but here it is just before removal:
All the tools sitting on the chair look very surgical:)

The metal rods were carefully pulled out (this is the stage where if you have none the edges correct, it will fall apart). To be safe, I then used my locker hooker to pull a long strip of material through the loops to double hold it all together:
DB then used an old hook to carefully remove the rug from it nails:
That was another nerve wrecking moment, if the warp broke, the rug would be in trouble! A final day was spent weaving in all the lose bits on the back, using a waterproof fabric glue for bits too small to weave in.

We love it:)


14 comments:

  1. Your rug is lovely. Is there a book or YouTube tutorial that you would recommend to someone who wants to learn how to make these that's has no idea

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    1. Thank you. There are a few places on You Tube that do tutorials for twined rugs. I used this one here for setting up and turning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYKYSuNrW1Q

      then this lady for more detailed instructions - in places: https://www.youtube.com/user/iamauntmeem/videos

      personally I prefer the second one. It might be useful to practice on a smaller loom as it can be very frustrating when learning how to do, especially starting and turning around at the ends!

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  2. It's great. What are the dimensions? and where is it going to live now? So very impressed by your patience and hard work at this project.

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    1. The rug is approximately 1.50 metres long by .50cm wide. It has now started its life as an heirloom for DS and DDiL.

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  3. Very nice. I love the colours and the way it turned out.

    God bless.

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  4. Looks fantastic! Love the colours! :)

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  5. Wow a gift of heart and time. I bet they love it! Its a beauty

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    1. Jackie, 2Torts,Sol - The colours were chosen to match their favourite colours for the most part and they love it (as do their dogs). It now has pride of place in front of their fireplace.

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  6. That is just lovely! How clever - I have often thought of making a rag rug, but as I am still working on the patchwork quilt I started before I had my kids (and my son is now 22) I think it might be beyond me! Well done you!

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  7. what a GREAT job; congratulations! the colors are fabulous.

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  8. How very clever. It looks lovely. Well done.

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    1. Vintage Maison, Thistle Cove Farm, Frugal in Essex - This is a brand new to me experience of making a rag rug and is not only quicker but far faster (if your wrists and shoulder can hold out!).

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  9. Fantastic!!! A lot of hard work I am sure!! xx

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    1. I made it difficult for myself having to do it in 10 days but it does look lovely in situ!

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