Rag to Rugs

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Rag to Rugs: 30 New Weaving Designs for Repurposed Fabrics 

Author: Tom Knisley

In Rags to Rugs, Tom explores the weaving possibilities of a variety of fabrics, from T-shirts and jeans to quilts, linens, towels, and more. He shows you the techniques he uses to get the most from each piece, and gives advice on how best to set up your loom for weaving with rags much thicker than your typical weaving thread. Includes 30 brand-new rug designs.

Rag rugs are made from otherwise “scrap” fabric or repurposed linens or clothing. When planned and woven carefully, your cast-off fabric will become a gorgeous, hard-wearing floor mat! In Rags to Rugs, Tom explores the weaving possibilities of a variety of fabrics, from T-shirts and jeans to quilts, linens, towels, and more. He shows you the techniques he uses to get the most from each piece and gives advice on how best to set up your loom for weaving with rags much thicker than your typical weaving thread.

Ready to get started? First, look at Tom's 30 beautiful rugs and read through each project for the wealth of information he's included on the materials used and options you might try to create a similar rug. He shares exactly what he chose for each project, but the drafts are adaptable to what you have on hand or can source from friends, family, and thrift stores. Once you've gathered and prepared your materials, refer to the section on rug weaving basics for a refresher if needed and some very helpful tips, and you are on your way!

Tom Knisely is a popular teacher, writer, and instructor at the Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center in York Haven, Pennsylvania. He has taught spinning and weaving for more than 30 years and is the author of the children's books Spinning Tails and The Weaver's Surprise, and many weaving books including Spinning 101Huck Lace Weaving Patterns with Color and Weave EffectsHandwoven Table Linens, and Handwoven Baby Blankets.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • PublisherStackpole Books (December 5, 2023)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-100811770575
  • ISBN-139780811770576
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.45 x 11 inches
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Rag to Rugs: 30 New Weaving Designs for Repurposed Fabrics 

Author: Tom Knisley

In Rags to Rugs, Tom explores the weaving possibilities of a variety of fabrics, from T-shirts and jeans to quilts, linens, towels, and more. He shows you the techniques he uses to get the most from each piece, and gives advice on how best to set up your loom for weaving with rags much thicker than your typical weaving thread. Includes 30 brand-new rug designs.

Rag rugs are made from otherwise “scrap” fabric or repurposed linens or clothing. When planned and woven carefully, your cast-off fabric will become a gorgeous, hard-wearing floor mat! In Rags to Rugs, Tom explores the weaving possibilities of a variety of fabrics, from T-shirts and jeans to quilts, linens, towels, and more. He shows you the techniques he uses to get the most from each piece and gives advice on how best to set up your loom for weaving with rags much thicker than your typical weaving thread.

Ready to get started? First, look at Tom's 30 beautiful rugs and read through each project for the wealth of information he's included on the materials used and options you might try to create a similar rug. He shares exactly what he chose for each project, but the drafts are adaptable to what you have on hand or can source from friends, family, and thrift stores. Once you've gathered and prepared your materials, refer to the section on rug weaving basics for a refresher if needed and some very helpful tips, and you are on your way!

Tom Knisely is a popular teacher, writer, and instructor at the Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center in York Haven, Pennsylvania. He has taught spinning and weaving for more than 30 years and is the author of the children's books Spinning Tails and The Weaver's Surprise, and many weaving books including Spinning 101Huck Lace Weaving Patterns with Color and Weave EffectsHandwoven Table Linens, and Handwoven Baby Blankets.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • PublisherStackpole Books (December 5, 2023)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-100811770575
  • ISBN-139780811770576
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.45 x 11 inches