Monday, October 7, 2013

The Rag Rug Reveal !

If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.
~ Pete Seeger

The last step in preparing the loom is to tie off the threads on the front and the back of the loom.  This part actually doesn't take too long.  Here are the threads tied off at the front:  

And here you can see the back of the loom - with the threads tied off and the excess length rolled up:  

Finally!  The pay-off!  I get to weave!  :)

Hey - wait a minute - that's not me weaving...  That's our foster teen!  

Surprisingly enough, she really took to weaving - much more so than sewing...  We were using recycled t-shirt yarn to make a rag rug, and she loved it...  

She ended up weaving for almost an hour and finished more than half the rug!  

Here it is before we finished tying all the fringe knots and cutting the excess yarn:  

Signs of amateur weavers (both of us) include the uneven width.  Nevertheless, the finished rug is super cool!  

Take a close-up look at the weave:  

Given that our foster teen wove so much of the rug, I gave it to her.  She was really happy!  

I've already ordered more recycled t-shirt yarn (from Etsy) and I think I may have decided on the Christmas gifts that I'm going to give my friends at work...  

Yup, there may be 12 more of these in my near-term future!  ;)

I hope you had a wonderful sewing weekend.  :)


  1. aha, you might have hit on her interest ! She looks so engaged in the pics, I'm sure she loved the final product :-)

    1. Hi Claire,
      Yes - she didn't even ask for Facebook pictures - which is what she usually wants... ;)
      I think she really liked it. :)