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Rug Weaving: Now That’s It’s Done, I Don’t Want to Step On It Just Yet


This rug has been on my CraftSanity Rug Loom for months. Under normal circumstances, I could kick out one of these darlings in an intense weekend of binge weaving, but I took my sweet time on this one because I’ve been using it as my demo sample at art markets.

Woven with torn fabric strips, I went for a plaid effect to match the accent pillows in my living room. And now that the weaving is done, I’ve been hesitating to take the rug off the loom because I love the way it looks in the peg frame.

Finishing a big weaving project like this sometimes makes feel like I do when I get to the end of a good book. It’s like I just don’t want it to be over just yet. So I plan to admire the rug in this almost-done state for a a few more days and then remove it from the loom and start on another one. The next rug will be made out of recycled t-shirts.

Want to make your  own rag rug? CraftSanity Rug Looms are available in my Etsy shop. The frame breaks down into four pieces for affordable shipping. I also make a one-piece model for local weavers who want to pick up their looms and save on shipping. You can read more about all the looms I make here.

What is your favorite material to weave with? I love weaving with vintage bed sheets and recycled t-shirts.

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Comment from Hannah Slaughter
Time: July 11, 2010, 2:22 pm

*Love* this, Jennifer! That is crazy impressive! :)

Comment from jennifer
Time: July 11, 2010, 3:42 pm

Thanks, Hannah! : )

Comment from Elizabeth
Time: July 12, 2010, 12:25 am

It’s gorgeous! I love the colors!! :)

Comment from jennifer
Time: July 12, 2010, 1:44 am

Thanks, Elizabeth! I need to pop into the fabric store for a visit. It’s been way too long.

Comment from kimt
Time: July 12, 2010, 11:38 am

Love the rug!

Comment from Melanie
Time: July 12, 2010, 1:52 pm

I personally would keep it on its board and use it as a wall hanging/decoration. It’s lovely.

Comment from holly c.
Time: July 12, 2010, 8:24 pm

Love it, love it, love it!

Comment from Kari
Time: July 12, 2010, 11:14 pm

This looks great Jennifer. The looms itself is gorgeous too!

Comment from sassypriscilla
Time: July 13, 2010, 9:16 am

I really love it. I wish the big loom were in my budget. I like to weave with woven fabric strips.

Comment from smidge girl
Time: July 14, 2010, 1:27 am

This is so awesome it makes me want to cry! Job well done, Bravo! And I know just how you feel– I hate finishing things too. Maybe that’s why I’m such a procrastinator? LOL! Beautiful! :)

Comment from Martina
Time: July 15, 2010, 10:54 am

I love these colors… I think it should be very relaxing… Thank you!

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