#70 Rag Rug Twining

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The screenshot-thumbnail, above, is a cut from her website.

There are many ways to recycle old clothing into handsome, serviceable rugs.

In our last post, we showed a particularly artistic way to weave old clothes into rugs, using a (pricey) 6 harness floor loom.

But here's a site by Holly Culloden, WV, that shows a very practical way to weave used cloth into sturdy, useable rugs, called "twining." 

It is a simple homemade frame with two 1/8 inch wires thru screw eyes on the frame sides - to control variations in the rug's width.

After you've read Holly's introduction and photos, she's included four videos at the bottom of the page demonstrating the process.

It's one of the best blogs we've found on twining.

-From D&R in beautiful W. Lafayette IN, where Dorothy got all the green tomatoes - before the frost did.

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© Dorothy & Ron Baker 2013