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new project completed [May. 6th, 2009|05:58 pm]
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burningbooks
I hope some of you enjoy this ridiculous portrait rug I recently completed.

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First rug [Jun. 14th, 2007|06:57 pm]
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timemachine
Hi. I just finished making a braided "rag" (aka brand new fabric cut into strips) rug... been meaning to for months. It was really enjoyable to make. Sort of made the hands cramp up, but nevermind that! When I first started braiding, I thought it was going to be too hard to get it to fold nicely as I went, so I started out just not caring and letting it be ratty... but then all of a sudden about 3 feet in, the strips started folding properly on their own somehow! So it wound up looking a lot better than it would have, had they remained raw and unfolded. As a result of my initial laziness, the middle looks a little shoddy. Next time I will know to fold em right from the start. Much better looking that way.

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(no subject) [Jan. 26th, 2006|01:42 am]
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gannet
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I had a request for some clearer instructions for the knotted shag rug my grandmother made, so here they are.

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(no subject) [May. 16th, 2004|07:40 pm]
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ratsmomxtwo

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(no subject) [Apr. 24th, 2004|11:22 am]
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ratsmomxtwo
The new community is called hook_a_rug
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New Community [Apr. 24th, 2004|11:19 am]
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ratsmomxtwo
[mood |excited]

I started a community specifically for latch hook. Come join and post your projects. Swap ideas for binding and where to find the best latch hook kits. Let me know if it's against the rules to post this.
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First rug... [Apr. 3rd, 2004|08:06 pm]
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ivylore
I finished my first ever throw rug last weekend.

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31 Skeins of Rug Yarn.... [Feb. 20th, 2004|10:11 am]
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festinalente
I bought a big lot of rug yarn off of eBay thinking that "rug yarn" is a generic term for the type of yarn I ordered for $5/skein online. I got a really good deal on it, opened the box, and realized that it's not going to work in any of my projects. TOTAL Bummer. Anyways, I thought I'd advertise it in here so you could have first dibs on it.

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I have a tiny apartment and hate clutter so that's why I'm trying to get rid of it so quickly. :)
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antique rug looms [Jan. 13th, 2004|08:15 pm]
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gannet
[mood |excited]

Hurray! The rug looms my great grandmother had her local blacksmith make came by UPS yesterday!

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toothbrush rugs [Jan. 7th, 2004|08:50 am]
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gannet
[mood |informative]

I think I forgot to mention that I tried making a toothbrush rug a few weeks back, following these instructions. I was using old t-shirts, and was disappointed because the rug kept twisting. I found the yahoo nalbinding group (toothbrush rugs are a subset of nalbinding), and asked what I was doing wrong, to which the answer was, "using knit fabric".

So don't try making a toothbrush rug from old t-shirts. I'll be trying it at some point soon with woven fabric, and I'll post about it then. I'll also post a little movie on how to do it, because all the instructions I've found take some deciphering! Various things I've read suggest that it's easier face-to-face, and I think that a little video might be the closest to that.

In other exciting news, I'm expecting to get my grandmother's knotted shag rug loom later this week! I'll post a photo when it arrives, and will try writing up some instructions. My plan for this coming year's Christmas presents is to make everyone trivets out of recycled wool fabric, using a different rug-making technique for each one.

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