Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Rag Rugs and Other Things
I have lately found spinning and making rag rug items for my home keeping me busy when I am not at my full time job. I recently made the table runner and a couple of hot pads. I am crocheting a circular rag rug, but it is only about 2 feet in diameter. I want it to be closer to 5 foot in diameter. Crocheting with fabric takes me a lot longer to do than crocheting with yarn. Part of this time is due to the attachment of fabric pieces every 44" or so.
Next, I plan to make another type of of rag rug using a peg loom. I will update you with the progress once I get started with that rug.
I don't know why I have been fixated with rag rugs so much lately. I have always loved them and find them to have a welcoming charm in any home. I only use new fabric. It is remarkable how long the bright and bold colors hold up in a rag rug. My great-grandmother made the one in the following picture. This rug is at least 58 years old. It has been well worn and in a few places the fabric is unraveling.
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