Twined Rag Rugs: Tradition in the Making

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Krause Publications, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Twined rag rugs are currently undergoing a world-wide revival due to the thousands of people who are rediscovering the traditional handwork of their ancestors. Crafters of all ages and skill levels can enjoy this inexpensive, simple techniques; young children learn it easily and the elderly benefit from increased manual dexterity as well as the rhythmic relaxation of the twining. And the result is an incredibly durable heirloom that can be passed through generations. This book introduces numerous pattern and equipment options with step-by-step diagrams and photographs for nine samplers. Also included are complete instructions for building basic equipment, ten rug projects, and tips for designing heirloom rugs.

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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 ... Read full review


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Countered Tapestry Twining
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Bobbie Irwin is the author of "Tradition in the Making: Twine Rag Rugs" and is a contributing editor to "Spin-Off" magazine. She lives in Montrose, Colorado.

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