7.29.2009

Different version...


On to braids of a different sort. I've always wanted to make a braided rug. Have any of you made one before? Any advice?

*photo by bbmarie {studiobeerhorst}

3 comments:

cheryl.andrey said...

I'm working on one now and have posted some in-progress photos on my blog. It has been a lot of trial and error so far. I've taken it apart a couple times to adjust things and have made a list of things I will do differently next time. But I absolutely love how it's turning out and I'm glad I'm finally repurposing all my old sheets that I love but can't use anymore.

oddvenus said...

The way I've seen it done is by doing a long continuous braid, and then when you go back twisting it into a big circle (or oval, whatever) then you sew the braid together with a strong yarn or twine.

Hard to explain, but you sew through the braid loop over & over until it all stays together in your rug shape. That's why rugs often look sort of like a snail shell, with a spiral out from the center (the one end of your braid) and then around & around until you run out of braid.

Okay, hope I explained that well enough.... :D

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Oooooo! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to give it a try!

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