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Turkey Tracks: The Braided Rug I Wanted to Make

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Turkey Tracks:  November 8, 2015

The Braided Rug I wanted to Make

I finished it.

And it’s just the rug that I wanted:

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So now I’m happy.

It takes me about two weeks working at night while streaming something fun on tv to make one of these rugs.

The rougher one is happier at the back door:

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See the little rough rug to the left?  It’s made from worn-out t-shirts knitted with a garter stitch.  It’s perfect for the dogs’ water and food bowls.

 

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November 8, 2015 at 2:31 pm

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…

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January 28, 2015 at 4:21 pm