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Turkey Tracks: Deborah’s Braided Rug

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Turkey Tracks:  January 28, 2015

Deborah’s Braided Rug

Friend Deborah Oliver has been trying out different methods to make rugs.

She thought of knitting one–and mixing fabric with heavy cotton yarn.  And then, friend Gail Nicholson said, “you know, I have this loom you might want to try.”

Gail was referring to the Appalachian type loom that I’ve shown here several times.  It’s a simple arrangement of four pieces of wood and nails that hold the background fiber.

So, here’s the rug Deborah made.

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She has to tie off her ends in the middle yet.  But isn’t the aqua a perfect match with her walls?

And, now, she’s hooked on making rugs…

Written by louisaenright

January 28, 2015 at 4:21 pm

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  1. Just what I need, another project! The rug is so pretty. Thanks.

    Margaret A. Kingsbury

    January 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm

  2. What a beautiful rug. The colors are great!

    Marcia Strykowski

    January 28, 2015 at 6:29 pm

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