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Braided Rugs

A collection of articles about all things Braided Rugs!

Book Review - Braided Rug Book star
If you are interested in learning to make wool braided rugs or are looking for patterns and color plans, Norma M. Sturges book "The Braided Rug Book Creating Your Own American Folk Art" is an excellent resource.

Braiding Rag Rugs - Fabric & Preparation star
Fabric for Rag Rugs, Rag Rugs 101, Let's get started making our rag rugs, What you will need for that rag rug.

Braiding Rag Rugs Fabric and Cutting star
Rag Rugs are easy, fun and simple to make. Often our busy lives do not allow time for our creative side, but making a rag rug will allow for your creative juices to flow.

Cleaning and Caring for Wool Rugs star
Here are some tips for cleaning and caring for wool woven and braided rugs. Includes instructions for cleaning with snow!

Instructions for a Four-Strand Braided Rug star
Detailed instructions for a four-strand braided rug.

Math tools for a braided rug star
Let math help you calculate the fabric requirements for a braided rug.

Rags Can Be Your Rug Fiber Staple - Braiding Rags star
Braided rag rugs are fast, fun, easy and inexpensive. Tools you will and might need to create your braided rag rug. Rags can be made into rugs by braiding, knitting, weaving, crocheting, prodding, hooking, punching, sewing and combining two or more of the the above techniques.

Reference table for Round and Oval Braided Rugs. star
Find a way to calculate fabric requirements for braided rugs.

Sewing Fabric Joins star
Instructions for sewing a diagonal and straight join. Sewing can be done with or without a sewing machine, using matching thread.

The Craft Of Hand Made Rugs star
This book includes patterns for four braided rugs, a scalloped door mat (sewn tongue rug), a knitted rug, a crocheted rug, a hooked rug, a needle woven rug and two color plans for colonial woven rag rugs. Written in 1914 by Ami Mali Hicks, its now available for free in the Google Library.

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