If you are a regular reader and are tired of seeing the rag rug on the loom, I have good news. It is finished ! :)
If you are unfamiliar with it, I started making a rag rug on a loom in the fall but I took my time about it as I had to buy sheets, old linens, curtains, etc. at the mission / thrift store, and I waited for their sales, and for this or that color to be available.
Last weekend I was very close to being done : there is a visual HERE of it on the loom.
On Tuesday I took it off of the loom, and held my breath. I was not sure if I’d done everything correctly. I was expecting it to fall apart, you see. But it did not.
I decided that after fooling around with this thing for 4-5 months off and on, I wasn’t quite ready for the cat to think that it was a new scratch toy, nor for the dogs to start going into full shed on it. Incidentally, they usually do in February, and have not. That’s a weather predictor for early March, in my book :)
So I brought out the doll cradle and some toys from the grand -kids play room and rounded up some old quilts and now there is a little display upstairs.
Oftentimes I’ll get queries about this project so I’ll provide the information again in case anyone new to it is interested. I purchased the rag rug loom from Dru, who many of you may be familiar with…her blog is HERE, and there is a link to their store on the blog, but stick around and read some of her blog first, if you are not familiar with it….you‘ll enjoy it :)
There is a printout with basic instructions included with the loom….I also found a great video about making rag rugs HERE at the Simply Resourceful Blog. I highly recommend her video series.
This was an enjoyable project and I will certainly make another. I have steam heat in my home and placing the loom on the radiator and standing to work on it while looking out the window at the various birds at the feeders, etc. was enjoyable and relaxing. I was in no hurry…as I said I was trying to pick up sheets and things at low cost to use in it…and now I’ll miss the loom there on the radiator..it became a colorful decorative item in the winter :) With several sewing projects going on, and gardening season coming up, I’ll probably start the next rug in the fall, just as I did this one. In the meantime, I will be picking up more sheets / linens / etc. at the thrift store here and there in anticipation of that.
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