How To: Make a rag rug

Make a rag rug

How to Make a rag rug

Rag rugs were commonly made in households up to the middle of the 20th century by using odd scraps of fabric on a background of old sacking. Begin making rag rug with two ribbons tied in a knot. Attach a rug tool to the left strand. You can use a traditional latch hook, needle punch, or substitute tool. For the first row, repeat a simple process of tying knots. Don't tie them too tight, as you must thread the latch hook through each knot again to link the strings of knots. This video provides complete instructions to master the traditional craft of weaving rag rugs.

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Thank you for making rag rug creating easy. I found the technique difficult to master using a book and easy to master using your videos!

Thank you for sharing. You made this seem very easy to do. I have material galore and would like to make some rugs for my truck. What you showed me is easier than what I was looking at.

Would love to see any links you might of found helpful types and pics of rugs you have done.

I'm going to do a web search for rag rug completion, but the rest of the instructions were great.

This has been great as I have been looking to do this but have not found any instruction on how to start, turn and finish off.

Fab cant wait to start, great way to recycle old clothes

why did my rug end up curling up at the edges

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