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xx   RAG RUG

How to weave a rag rug from recycled fabric on a frame loom you make yourself. Complete instructions for building the nail-together loom and weaving the rug.
APARTMENT LIFE Oct 1978 (v.10#10) pg. 74

How to weave rag rugs on a two harness loom. Includes a simple jig for cutting your own strips.
COUNTRYSIDE Aug 1983 (v.67#8) pg. 28

An assortment of weaving projects for beginners includes a rag rug.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1978 (v.9#3) pg. 26, 74

Woven rag rug with an hourglass design and unusual edge treatment. Finished size: 46"x81".
HANDMADE Jul-Sep 1981 (v.1#2) pg. 46, 55

Rag rug, 30"x40", is woven using cotton sock-top loops chained together for weft.
HANDMADE 1/1986 pg. 31, 52

Biederwand rag rug to weave on a six-harness loom.
HANDWOVEN May 1981 (v.2#3) pg. 44

Weaving with rags. Detailed descriptions on how to work with polyester knit rags, how to prepare the rags and suggestions for weaving rugs in log cabin, crackle, summer and winter and double corduroy.
HANDWOVEN May 1981 (v.2#3) pg. 51

Rag weaving using the double binding technique (a firm, doublefaced weave especially suitable for rags). Instructions included for placemats and rag rugs.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1983 (v.4#3) pg. 32
Correction HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1990 (v.11#4) pg. 91

The collective wisdom from seven different rug weavers. Includes information on planning to weave a rag rug, sources of inspiration, equipment, choosing color for rya rugs, designing warp-faced rep weave rugs and finishing.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1984 (v.5#2) pg. 75

Cotton, rag rug is hand-woven from muslin and stenciled with borders, flowers and hearts. Looks like a Colonial floor cloth.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1984 (v.5#3) pg. 74

Barefoot comfort rag rug. Woven from disintegrating blankets on a Finnish bird's eye draft.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1984 (v.5#4) pg. 70, 105

Weave "Maria" Swedish rag rug using old sheets and shirts in a plain weave with monk belt bands on a four shaft loom.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1985 (v.6#3) pg. 56, I-14

Rag rug, 25"x40", is woven in Log Cabin plain weave. Rags from old blue jeans, overdyed with non-reversible dyes, are used for the weft. Article describes the basics of overdyeing.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1988 (v.9#5) pg. 64, 87

Two rag rugs show the versatility of pick-and-pick patterning in plain weave. One features striped borders which set off a checkerboard center. The second rug uses a weft that alternates solid-colored rags with lighter patterned rags that have been overdyed to create columns against a random effect background.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1989 (v.10#4) pg. 46, 79

Weft-faced twill rag rug (27"x44"). Contemporary design uses straight twill threading and hand-dyed cotton fabric strips for weft.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1991 (v.12#1) pg. 60, 77

Cotton rag rug (29"x41") uses strips of several dark plaid fabrics for weft and is woven pick and pick on a plain-weave threading. The result is a subtle striped pattern.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1991 (v.12#5) pg. 61, 90

Tip shows how to make a tool to position strips of rag weft so the "right" side is up.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1992 (v.13#2) pg. 23

Colorworks Krokbragd rug (21"x36") is woven in three-shaft point twill with bias-cut cloth strips for weft.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1993 (v.14#5) pg. 53, 86
Correction HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1994 (v.15#3) pg. 74

Wyoming rug, woven on four shafts, uses chenille weft made from strips of recycled fabric.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1993 (v.14#5) pg. 54

Cloth-strip rug in double binding is woven in a four-shaft block weave. Cloth strips, cut on the straight grain, are used as weft.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1993 (v.14#5) pg. 55, 87

Rags with a Latin beat. Rugs, floor runners, table runners and place mats are woven on a single warp. Cloth strips are used for weft in this log-cabin plain-weave fabric.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1993 (v.14#5) pg. 56, 88

Split-shed designing. How to weave pictorial rugs on four shafts. Includes instructions for weaving a sampler and Forest Flowers rug. The rug uses a tied-Beiderwand threading and strips of cotton flannel fabric as weft.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1993 (v.14#5) pg. 58, 89

Tip explains how to reduce draw-in when using cotton carpet warp as a heading.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1994 (v.15#5) pg. 28

Ikat for rag-rug weavers. Advice on resist-dyeing of colored fabric and tips on using different types of fabric in one rug.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1994 (v.15#5) pg. 55

"Summer Day in the North Woods" rag rug is woven in weft-faced plain weave from fabrics dyed using a random ikat process.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1994 (v.15#5) pg. 54, 57

Suggestions from designers and veteran rug weavers on some unusual wefts for rag rugs.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1994 (v.15#5) pg. 61

So, you'd like to build a rag rug. How to take it from an inspiration through the practical decisions and weaving to washing and blocking the finished work.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1996 (v.17#1) pg. 66

Country charm rugs. Layered strips of upholstery fabric twisted into tubes mades a cushiony soft rug reminiscent of Shaker-style rag rugs.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1996 (v.17#1) pg. 69, 85

A technique for producing a multicolored rug using only one shuttle.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1996 (v.17#4) pg. 9

Denim rug (27"x40") is woven in rep weave (ripsmatta), alternating thick and thin wefts. About four pairs of men's denim jeans, torn into strips, is used for the thick weft.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1997 (v.18#4) pg. 35, 84

Summer Berries, Autumn Leaves reversible rag rug (18"x32") is woven in interlocking double weave. Cloth strips are used for both warp and weft.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1997 (v.18#4) pg. 36, 81

Double Binding rug with blocks (25"x61") is woven using a Swedish double-binding technique on eight shafts. Cloth strips in four colors are used for the weft.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1997 (v.18#4) pg. 37, 82

Nantucket hit-and-miss rag rugs combine several strands of cotton cloth strips together on a shuttle.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1997 (v.18#4) pg. 38

Wool rag rug (29"x65") is woven in plain weave with supplementary warp ends and single-pick twill weft bands.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1997 (v.18#4) pg. 40, 84

Shaker twisted-weft rag rug (27"x45"). Contrasting strands of yarn twist together and make chevrons that alternate with rows of navy and burgundy wool strips.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1997 (v.18#4) pg. 41, 81

Weaving at six and seven. A project to introduce children to weaving uses strips cut from T-shirts and weaves them on a spaced warp to make chenille yarn. This yarn is then woven into a chenille rug.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1999 (v.20#3) pg. 42

Rag rug to weave from cotton strips.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Sep-Oct 1981 (v.26#5) pg. 98, 134

A 7-ft. square woven rag rug.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1980 (v.3#1) pg. 15, 45

Weaving rag rugs. Includes tips on using colored warp, unusual threading, tapestry techniques, and preparation of rags.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #55 Summer 1983 (v.14#3) pg. 41

Weaving rag rugs. Tips on cutting rag strips from old clothing and bed linens. Suggestions for dyeing the strips to produce a unified range of colors with variety in texture.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #75 Summer 1988 (v.19#3) pg. 10
Added Info SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #76 Fall 1988 (v.19#4) pg. 69

"Log Cabin" rag rugs.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #79 Summer 1989 (v.20#3) pg. 22

A spinner's rag rug, 30"x60," uses three to five pounds of scrap wool yarns of varying colors and grists.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 45

Weaving rag rugs with new cotton fabric. Describes preparing the fabric for weaving, planning a colored warp that will coordinate with the fabric and weaving a Log Cabin pattern rug.
THREADS #3 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 41

Tip: How to produce a long strip of cloth that is nearly a true bias for handwoven rag rugs.
THREADS #13 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 10

Shaker-style rag rugs. Explains how a to reproduce a pattern, weave and finish a rug. Instructions are furnished for weaving and constructing a Shaker rag carpetbag.
THREADS #18 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 43

Rag rugs woven on overshot threadings. Six designs furnished.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #20 Spring 1981 (v.5#4) pg. 22

A Log Cabin pattern rag rug to weave. Weft is strips cut from worn-out blue denims.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #20 Spring 1981 (v.5#4) pg. 48

Catalogne (Quebecois rag weaving). Includes instructions for weaving placemats and a rug.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #24 Spring 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 10

Weaver describes the weaving of a 3-harness "Hit and Miss" room-sized rag rug.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #24 Spring 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 24

Technique for joining rag strips (without sewing them) to make rag rugs with overlapping weft ends.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #24 Spring 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 28

Colorful rag rug woven in a double rosepath to create an eight harness zigzag pattern that looks quilted.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #32 Spring 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 10

Weave a "log cabin" rag rug with side stripes, a large "log cabin" warp face rag rug and a Kentucky Mountain pattern rug. All three are two-harness patterns.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #36 Spring 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 52

Danish twined rag rugs. Describes techniques used in weaving a rug on a frame loom and instructions for weaving a sampler.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #40 Spring 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 32

Two-block rug in boundweave to weave on a weekend. Requires a four-harness loom. Insert describes how to cut fabric yardage into continuous rag strips.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #45 Summer 1987 (v.12#1) pg. 27

Five "ravishing" rugs you can make. (1) Woven rag rug. (2) Cross-stitch rag rug. (3) Painted canvas. (4) Punch-needle. (5) Needlepoint.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 7 1983 (v.46#11) pg. 92, 152