Braided rag rug

Like patchwork quilts, braided rugs are a classic piece of early American colonial culture. Made from scraps of old clothing, braided and then coiled together, each rug is filled with history and tells a story about its past.

Time needed: Depends how long you want to take – could be a weekend or a whole winter!

You will need:



Fabric scissors

Iron and board

Pinking shears

Strong thread

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Choose the fabric carefully, making sure that it is all of a similar weight. This rug was made using medium-weight wools and includes ...

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