Toothbrush Rag Rug making

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Toothbrush Rag Rug making

Post: #273539 Pumkinpie
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:09 am

A group of us are having a go at toothbrush Rag Rug making. Using strips of recycled fabric. Doesn't look to difficult , none of us have done it before and you can make something useful out of waste material.
Here's to A Friday Morning Rag Rug Day.

Any Ishers out there got examples of rag rugs they have made?

I remember my Nan having some Rag Rugs . She Called them Proggy Mats. I think this is a different technique. I think I'll stick to the toothbrush method as a first venture into recycled rug making.

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Re: Toothbrush Rag Rug making

Post: #273542 JuzaMum
Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:51 pm

I had never heard of a toothbrush rag rug - I had to google it. Sounds like a great idea. Going by the weight of rag rugs I would imagine it uses a lot of rags to make one rug. Please post the results, I would love to see.

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Re: Toothbrush Rag Rug making

Post: #273546 Pumkinpie
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:49 pm

If I can figure out how to do it I will post a photo . Please be patient I won't be doing one a day that some of the experience toothbrush rug ladies seem to manage.

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Re: Toothbrush Rag Rug making

Post: #276819 Pumkinpie
Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:48 pm

Had some silky ribbon salvedge edge in gold and purple. I sat tonight whist watching tv and made a pretty little basket . I thought I could put some sweets in it and use it as a Christmas present.
I quite like doing it so I might experiment with the technique and see if I can make a basket type of container.
Oh I used my new tools which a lovely wood turner made from oak for me. They are so tactile and lovely to use. Much better than the plastic one I bought when I first discovered the technique early this year. Here to happy rug and basket making using the tooth brush technique .

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Re: Toothbrush Rag Rug making

Post: #276847 snapdragon
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:29 pm

:iconbiggrin: always nice to have good feeling tools to use :thumbright: looking forward to seeing your pics Pumkinpie

I've been knitting my rug wool bargain stash as I decided that cutting and knotting was just not going to happen, seven done so far, and now I've started crocheting one in granny square style I realise that some paw joints (required for crochet) are rather 'past their best' :(
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