Braided (plaited) rugs are a very useful
way of recycling old fabrics and are easy to make. The rugs below
have taken me between three weeks and six months to make. Items made
in a smoke free home.
August 2009 - Braided Rug rug #1 ( small)
This was my first braided rug, which took me about six weeks to make. It is
made from all cotton fabric, leftover from making shoulder bags and
curtains. Because the rugs are braided, they can be turned over for even
wear and because it is made from cotton can be washed.
January 2010 - Braided Rug #2 ( medium)
This rug size is approx ..........
and took me about three weeks to make, I used up some wool, linen and cotton
fabrics left from making two previous
quilts, so this will be a very hard wearing rug.
March 2010 - braided rug # 3 ( medium)
This rug took approx five weeks to make and is a mixture of cotton and linen
March 2010 - braided rug # 4 ( medium)
This rug I made by recycling some old threadbare flannelette pillowcases. I
used five altogether, to make this soft rug specially for our two cats. The pastel
colours work really well together.