Twined Rag Rugs: Tradition in the Making
Rug twining is so simple it can be done by all ages and skill levels, and is especially beneficial for seniors or anyone who wants to increase manual dexterity. The materials are practically free (fabric scraps) and the results are durable, heirloom quality floor coverings. Step-by-step instructions for nine samplers and ten full-size rugs are included.
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Twining, usually worked on some type of frame or on a loom, is a type of weaving that involves twisting weft strands around warp (vertical) strands to make a strong and decorative fabric. Twining done with rag strips is an effective technique for making sturdy objects like rugs, bath mats, baskets, and bags. Irwin has been studying this craft since 1980 when (as a census-taker) she met Lillie Sherwood, an 80-year-old rug weaver living on an isolated ranch in Idaho, and discovered a craft that she, an experienced weaver, had never seen before. This richly illustrated book includes step-by-step instructions for nine samplers and ten full-sized twined rugs as well as information on constructing a basic twining frame and preparing the rag-strip weft. A photo gallery of rugs and personal stories of rug twiners round out this fascinating volume. Warmly recommended for public libraries. ...
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