Jan 9, 2012

Making Rugs

I finally finished!  I started this rug last year and just got tired of looking at it sitting on my cedar chest waiting to be finished. I made it out of t-yarn .  I just made granny squares and put them together.  It's not laying flat yet, but it should after laying on the floor for a bit-
I made this one last year-

There are so many ways to make rugs.  Both of these are crocheted, but you can use the toothbrush technique if you want a more heavy duty rug.
You can braid t-yarn- http://sewliberated.typepad.com/sew_liberated/2011/01/the-rainbow-rug.html

Isn't this beautiful?  It's from the above website.

You can weave it on a hoola-hoop- http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/crafts-by-type/sewing-fabric-projects/no-sew-projects/hula-hoop-rug-995304/
(picture from Family Fun)
Or make a latch hook rug- http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/crafts-by-type/sewing-fabric-projects/no-sew-projects/hula-hoop-rug-995304/
(photo from e-how)

One more thing, if you've gone through all of the dressers and closets in your house and people are starting to complain because they can't find a t shirt, thrift stores are a great source for more supplies.  Our thrift store sells a whole bag of t shirts for $2!

 I think the braided rug is next on the list.  I love the colors that she used.



5 comments:

Blackberry brambles said...

I like the idea of using the hoop, might try that when my arm is better, have a wonderful day.

Blackberry brambles said...

Oh and I forgot..very pretty !!!

Mama Pea said...

I'm currently working on another crocheted rug . . . made with fabric strips. I did one last year and just love the way it washes and wears!

Jessica said...

wow it turned out so pretty. Almost to nice to use as a rug.
I love the hoop idea as well. I would love to learn to make rugs. My Hb's grandmother use to make these penny rugs,and rag rugs with prints that were so pretty,I wish I new how.
Have a great weekend.

Gramma Roxanne said...

I love making rugs too. Been braiding a rug for my side of the bed Have hubby's done a looooong time ago mine has been half done for a loooong itme ! Think I need to finish it.
So hello to you and yours thank you for the Christmas card and sorry I haven't been on here much but trying to get back at my blog and taking time to read others blogs Yours first!! love and God Bless Roxanne ps love all the interesting things on your blog

Jan 9, 2012

Making Rugs

I finally finished!  I started this rug last year and just got tired of looking at it sitting on my cedar chest waiting to be finished. I made it out of t-yarn .  I just made granny squares and put them together.  It's not laying flat yet, but it should after laying on the floor for a bit-
I made this one last year-

There are so many ways to make rugs.  Both of these are crocheted, but you can use the toothbrush technique if you want a more heavy duty rug.
You can braid t-yarn- http://sewliberated.typepad.com/sew_liberated/2011/01/the-rainbow-rug.html

Isn't this beautiful?  It's from the above website.

You can weave it on a hoola-hoop- http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/crafts-by-type/sewing-fabric-projects/no-sew-projects/hula-hoop-rug-995304/
(picture from Family Fun)
Or make a latch hook rug- http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/crafts-by-type/sewing-fabric-projects/no-sew-projects/hula-hoop-rug-995304/
(photo from e-how)

One more thing, if you've gone through all of the dressers and closets in your house and people are starting to complain because they can't find a t shirt, thrift stores are a great source for more supplies.  Our thrift store sells a whole bag of t shirts for $2!

 I think the braided rug is next on the list.  I love the colors that she used.



5 comments:

Blackberry brambles said...

I like the idea of using the hoop, might try that when my arm is better, have a wonderful day.

Blackberry brambles said...

Oh and I forgot..very pretty !!!

Mama Pea said...

I'm currently working on another crocheted rug . . . made with fabric strips. I did one last year and just love the way it washes and wears!

Jessica said...

wow it turned out so pretty. Almost to nice to use as a rug.
I love the hoop idea as well. I would love to learn to make rugs. My Hb's grandmother use to make these penny rugs,and rag rugs with prints that were so pretty,I wish I new how.
Have a great weekend.

Gramma Roxanne said...

I love making rugs too. Been braiding a rug for my side of the bed Have hubby's done a looooong time ago mine has been half done for a loooong itme ! Think I need to finish it.
So hello to you and yours thank you for the Christmas card and sorry I haven't been on here much but trying to get back at my blog and taking time to read others blogs Yours first!! love and God Bless Roxanne ps love all the interesting things on your blog