Turkey Tracks: Braided Rug Using Sheets
Turkey Tracks: March 2, 2013
Braided Rug Using Sheets
Not long ago I replaced old sheets.
But I couldn’t bear to throw away the old sheets.
What about a braided rug for the front door? The rug I have there to catch wet, muddy boots is getting very thin and worn.
I cut the sheets into 2 1/2 to 3-inch strips using the pinking blade on a rotary cutter.
They made A LOT of strips. Two packed grocery bags full.
Weeks ago, I dragged out the hand loom and set up the woof strips using the sheet strips. That sat around for a bit before about 10 days ago.
Here’s the work of one night. You can see the FULL brown bags.
Here’s a close-up of the braiding. The sheets are packing in tightly, which is nice.
I got bored with the plain colors and rummaged around and found some pre-cut strips left over from using them in one of the crocheted rugs. Aha! The addition of color made me smile. These rugs, or placemats, get worked from both ends until you meet in the middle. Note that the strips in the bags are not diminishing very fast…
A little more progress. Here it is a few nights later.
Here’s the rug finished:
It looks so nice at the front door. And, it’s sturdy and will wash well. The sheet strips are not going to fray much.
But, I still have A LOT of strips:
So, here I go again…
If I have strips after this second rug, I’ll make some placemats on the smaller loom…