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First rug [Jun. 14th, 2007|06:57 pm]
Cutting a Rug
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.


[User Picture]From: trickofthedark
2007-06-15 12:05 am (UTC)
Gorgeous! I love the colours! =)
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[User Picture]From: bureinato
2007-06-16 01:47 am (UTC)
The colors are wonderful. Did you use cotton or wool?
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From: timemachine
2007-06-22 04:40 am (UTC)
It's a combination of a bunch of fabrics... Cotton and wool blends. :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-07-17 04:28 pm (UTC)


Absolutely Beautiful! I hope to be able to upload my finished rug (first try) soon. If it looks half a lovely as this I will be happy.
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[User Picture]From: perigrine
2008-04-20 11:26 pm (UTC)

braid yardage?

how many metres/yards of braid do you think you used? I know there are yardage formulas on the net, but they don't specify if its the braid length or just fabric. :(
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From: salugrad
2009-06-15 10:14 pm (UTC)
That rug is awesome.
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