Probably everyone in childhood were round rugs that my grandmother or mother had woven from scraps of fabric. They looked unusual, and the functionality is not greatly inferior to the factory. In recent time this technique is regaining popularity, and handmade rugs are no longer considered a relic of the past.
In this article we will explain how to make thread for weaving rugs from rags.
Materials and tools:
- scraps of colored fabrics (long wide strips about 2 cm)
- coil or something for the winding of fibers, for example, a strip of cardboard
- free time
How to make thread for weaving mats with their hands
Prepare a variety of colored fabric scraps. Cut or tear them into narrow strips.
Tie the ends of two strips of a node.
Tip: it is desirable that one bar was longer than the second, then thickening, formed during the build-up will be in different places.
Start to tighten the upper strip, rotate it is necessary from itself.
Coil the twisted strips together, wrapping them to him. Start reeling off the strip that moved up. Advance until you reach the end of one of the bands.
Express twisted the edge of one of the bands. On top of it place the one you want to attach. Wrap the end of the strip around the edge of the new.
Continue to twist the rope in the same pattern.
Note: although we do not use knots, splices the strips will be strong enough.
To make a long enough thread, you will need a lot of time, but this activity can be combined with watching a favorite series. Over time, you will be able to perform all actions on the machine.”
When the bright threads will be enough, you can begin to weave fancy rugs. How to weave these rugs, read in our following articles.