Tuesday, June 10, 2008

::Braided Rugs::

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. Psalm 68:19

Some of the fabric....


My sister's project. :)

This is all I've done so far...:)

We were recently given a large amount of fabric which has been quite a blessing. Some of it is very old fashioned, but we came up with the idea to use it to make braided rugs. :) While I've never tried this particular craft, my sister made it look so easy [smile] that I thought I would try as well. With so much going on lately I haven't had much time to devote to it but I hope to find more time soon. :) All I've done so far is to cut and braided a few pieces... Has anyone else ever tried making rugs? I'm interested in trying to make crochet fabric rugs as well as braided.

5 comments:

Lady Ruth Ann said...

That's a useful way to use up scraps! Sarah is interested in that, and has done some. She's even cut up old skirts that we didn't wear anymore. :)

Sarah said...

How fun! It looks like both of them are coming along nicely!

Braiding rugs is something that I would love to learn how to do! Are there any instructional books that you would recommend? What types of fabrics are you using?

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

One book that I've looked at for help is "Better Homes and Gardens, Rug Making" Our copy is old (1978) so I'm not sure if it is still published or not...

As far as the type of fabrics I'm using, to be honest, I'm not certain what kind it is...Probably cotton though. :) The book I mentioned says that wool, cotton, linens, or just fabric from the scrap basket will work. :)

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for answering my questions, Emily! I will have to look for that book . . . thank you again!

Nicole said...

Looks like fun! Maybe I'll try it sometime.