Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rag Rug Experiment

So, the other day I got a bee in my bonnet to weave a rag rug. I don't know what came over me, the only weaving I've ever done was on one of these as a kid.
I cut up a bunch of strips of felted sweaters, 2 pairs of old jeans, and some brown cords that had a hole in em.

I don't have a loom, so I stitched the strips together and wound them around an old wood frame.
To push the rows nice and tight I used the bamboo handle of my son's butterfly net.

The edges turned out a bit wonky and it is defiantly on the rustic side, but I like how it came out. It's nice and thick and soft under the feet.

After I give my hands a little break I think i'd like to make a white and cream one for my bathroom.


Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

very cool! and a great job I might add!

Carrie Mtn said...

Great job. I love the colors.