Rugs and Rag Weaving

Upcycle old clothing and other textiles into beautiful woven rugs and other pieces. Learn how to  recycle clothing into rags for rag rugs and other rag weaving.

Master weaving with rags with these rag rug techniques

How to Get Creative with Weaving Rag Rugs

Weaving rag rugs is nearly limitless in terms of possibility. With a little creativity and know-how, you can create a lasting rug that’s truly unique to your own taste and needs. Just make sure to use good rug-weaving technique, as outlined by Tom Knisely in his video Weave a Good Rug. He covers everything from equipment…

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Preparing Silk Clothing for Sakiori Weft

These are the instructions for turning old silk clothing into weft for sakiori weaving. Instructions for weaving the silk sakiori scarf pictured can be found in the March/April 2015 issue of Handwoven. The scarf and instructions are both by Amanda Robinette.  ***SORRY, THIS AWESOME CONTENT IS FOR SITE MEMBERS ONLY! But, it’s never too late…

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Rags, Glorious Rags!

The image of rag-weaving that comes to mind for most of us is probably that of beautiful rag-woven rugs, runners, or similar household items. While rags certainly weave up beautiful, sturdy textiles rag-weaver and blogger Amanda Robinette is here to sing the praises of rag weaving in all its forms, including some you may not…

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The Allure of Weaving

Every time I talk to Tom Knisely, I'm reminded that he is truly a master weaver. I know this because he makes every aspect of weaving look simple and fun––the mark of a pro. His mastery of weaving is only exceeded by his skill as a teacher and his gift for passing on the passion…

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Weaving a Good Rug

It’s time for new beginnings, new projects, and new skills. Weaving Today contributor and Handwoven tech editor Susan Horton’s got the itch to weave rugs for her home. Here is her review of a new rug weaving video from Tom Knisely, full of ideas to make Susan, her looms, and her floors very happy. –…

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The Woes and Wonders of Weaving with Rags

  A rainbow of rags waiting to be woven.     Those same rags now in beautiful rug form.   I would consider myself a novice weaver. I haven’t done many projects on my little rigid-heddle loom, and I know I have so much to learn. But I always get the itch to have a…