Once you have made the base for your rag rug then you are ready to start adding the rows which will circle the base. The rows go fast at first but as your rug gets larger each one will take a bit longer. For the white rug in these photos and I've put in 5 hours so far. When it is done I will update this post with time and measurements of the rug!
This is the most awkward stage of your rug. Since you don’t know what the process is supposed to look like. I have tried to take clear pictures and really show you what each step looks like. I am in the process of shooting some videos that will help you even more to SEE how a rag rug goes together.
Doesn't that sound amazing?
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Well if you are easily distracted like I am then a LONG time. Seriously I love my rug project but when I got WAY into teaching myself to knit then I let my poor rug just sit there while I played with all the pretty yarn. Sigh.
I'm a mason jar addict. My daughter tells me this all the time. I don't know why. ;) PICTURE of jarsSo when I decided to make a candy jar for Valentine's Day I KNEW that I should use a Mason jar! I mean what is more useful around the house! If you doubt me check out all these Mason jar ideas. Yes I have a Mason jar Pinterest board. I'm so addicted.
Rag Rugs are a unique craft to make! When you make one you can take something old(if you use scraps) and make something new! My current project is made from old jeans that my guys out grew or wore out and I love the way it looks! Denim is so durable! There are many reasons you should make a rag rug but the main one but the main one is that they allow a place for creativity and design that a store purchased rug just doesn't give. You can take your creativity and make a unique piece of beauty that will be useful plus may become a family heirloom!