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Rag Rug Weaving Workshop

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    1. Warping a Salish Loom for Rag Rugs
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    Rag rug making is fast, easy & inexpensive and making attractive, hard-wearing rugs is likely to become addictive. Start learning how in this lesson!

    Rag rug making is fast, easy & inexpensive and making attractive, hard-wearing rugs is likely to become addictive. Start learning how in this lesson!

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    2. Using Fabric Strips for Rag Rugs
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    Want to learn how to turn old sheets, old clothes, or other fabric into beautiful rag rugs and mats? Find out how to prep fabric strips in this lesson.

    Want to learn how to turn old sheets, old clothes, or other fabric into beautiful rag rugs and mats? Find out how to prep fabric strips in this lesson.

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    3. How to Weave a Rag Rug
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    Now that you know how to warp the loom, and prepare fabric strips, and join together two lengths of yarn, get ready to weave the first rows of your rag rug!

    Now that you know how to warp the loom, and prepare fabric strips, and join together two lengths of yarn, get ready to weave the first rows of your rag rug!

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    4. How to Finish a Woven Rag Rug
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    Now that you're almost finished weaving your rag rug, learn how to complete the final row, deal with loose ends, tidy the warp, and admire a handmade treasure!

    Now that you're almost finished weaving your rag rug, learn how to complete the final row, deal with loose ends, tidy the warp, and admire a handmade treasure!

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Shirley A
Beautiful and great instruction. And I love your farm!
Fabin BC
Thank you again Shirley! I'm really glad you enjoyed the course, unfortunately only four of the six videos appear on Curious. Curious can't explain why so you can see the others on our website http://www.fabinbc.com/ Fibre Arts BootCamp is the fundraising arm for The Llama Sanctuary, a humanitarian foundation. We don't farm, we provide respite, health care and sanctuary for all camelids in need. You can see more about our work on the website.
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Karey S
Thank you, Lynne. I really enjoyed the lessons. I am trying to develop a table mat project to do with a class of 24 children (8 years old). I think this technique might be a little too difficult for them (though I am eager to do it). I am thinking of ways to adapt some of your simplicity for my purposes. Cheers!
Fabin BC
Greetings Karey - we're delighted to hear that you are enthusing children. You don't have to twine, you could simply weave the yarn over and under the warp. Have an odd number of warps strands so the return is in opposition - over becomes under, etc. If the children have a problem keeping the tension even at the edges, include something removable which is rigid but not too fat, with the edge warps. To avoid extra expense a wire coat hanger straightened or slim pencil should do.
Fabin BC
I ran out of characters in my reply - I hope the suggestion helps; we work with children a lot, so please ask if you need anything more, Best wishes, Lynne
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Ericka J
Thank you ends skill are tricky though
Fabin BC
Greetings Ericka. I suppose you mean the splicing of the ends? Try to keep your action smooth and even, so you maintain control. If you snap at it, the ends may lock in in too quickly.
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Jill R
You talk very softly. Please speak louder.
Fabin BC
Sorry Gill - I'll try :-)
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annette s
it is difficult to see what you are doing here. The angle of view is obtrusive. Your hands stand in the way of showing exactly what to do. Maybe the angle of the camera could be directed forefront right on to your hands to enable us to see exactly how you are doing this. I am not seeing what you're doing. Its a little confusing.
Fabin BC
Hello Annette. I don't know all the technicalities of filming, but we have to be sure that the light is right and the sun doesn't interfere. We tried over the series of videos to give views from different angles. Thank you for your comment; we will try to address it in the next video :-)
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