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Doubleweave rug: blejlerskov

Hi there

This time I will try to send some pic´s of my latest project- a rag rug
for the first time in many years. It goes on 12 shafts & treadles. I
have been working with the design for quite a while – and 2 days ago
I finally got it exactly as I would like it to be.

weavingly yours


In this rainy windblowing greyish country in the north of Europe –
doubleweave rag rug

Rag Rugs

Wagon Wheel Rugs
T-Shirt Rugs
Rag Weaving
Roving Rug
Catalogne Rugs

Rug Weaving Books

Making Rag Rugs: 15 Step-by-Step Projects
Step-by-step instructions for 15 rugs that are hooked, prodded, clipped, or braided.
UK: Making Rag Rugs

The Rag Rug Handbook
Rag rugs from basic information to drafts for 20 traditional two- and four-shaft patterns.
UK:Rag Rug Handbook

The Weaver’s Studio: Doubleweave
How to weave a tube, and a tube within a tube.
UK: Doubleweave

..more Rug Weaving books..

Rag Weaving: aa080101

Weavers are a very ingenious and thrifty lot. We don’t like to waste anything, especially our own handwoven items. I think for this reason, twice-woven cloth has been a popular method of recycling in many countries. Fabric is cut or torn into narrow strips and used as weft to make rugs, clothing and other useful articles. Different ways of cutting, folding and reweaving the cloth have developed into techniques unique to each country.

In Japan, rag weaving is known as Sakiori and has been used to weave traditional kimono.

In France or in Quebec, thin strips of cloth are woven as weft and made into bedcovers.

In Finland, narrow cloth strips are called Poppana and are woven into clothing and table runners. Poppana is a Finnish technique of cloth strips that are cut on the bias, and rewoven as weft into cloth.

Rug Weaving

Navajo Rugs
T-shirt Rugs
Wagon Wheel Rugs