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Wool Braided Rag Rug

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Category Weaving
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? recycled wool clothes

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What are you most proud of? I finished it!! I love all the colors and I hope it continues to lay flat. I steamed it to get it to flatten some more and my dog found the rug warm enough to lay on afterwards.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? To read a few books on braiding rugs. Pick the same weight fabric, wool. Take it slow and don't stitch too tight so that it keeps buckling. In fact skip a braid or two when sewing together to help it stay flat. I washed all the wool and dryed in dryer. Using reclaimed wool is a lot of work to take apart clothes. If you can use new or wool that was from the bolt, that would be better. Also, Toby made me a big table to use for my rug. You need a large table to keep it flat while sewing it together. He also made me a stand to hold the fabric while I braid.

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I love your rug, and the puppy laying on it. They sure love new nice things to lay on..

12/10/2012 Flag

Beautiful. I am wanting to try branding rugs but find the wool so expensive. Have you found a good place to buy wool?

01/05/2014 Flag