Monday, June 20, 2016

Lucy and Ann: Twined Rag Rugs

Lucy is my friend Ann’s sister.  Lucy collects old t-shirts and cuts them to use in her Twining.
She uses a simple loom that can lean against a wall.  Lucy and Ann’s Mom made this simple loom…the girls are not certain why the nails are staggered.
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Lucy Twinning
The white strips were some kind of linen and the red is t-shirt material cut into strips.
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Some twined rugs.
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Ann and Lucy.  They are having a blast with their looms this summer.
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This is Ann’s favorite loom over at Bruce’s Weaving Place.  But recently Lucy helped Ann thread her loom at home and they have been busy as bees.
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19 comments:

  1. What a blast. My grandmother used to twine rugs; they are the best. Wish she had had the time to teach me that skill.

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  2. It does look like they are having fun. Lots of smiles! :-)

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  3. My mother taught me how to twine over 50 years ago: I love twining and teaching others how to do it, too. Did you try it?

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  4. Wish I had learned to do this!

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  5. Have never learned those skills but they have always fascinated me. :)

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  6. Those looms are expensive..the big ones anyway! I love the rugs they make but can't find them around here. The last good rugs I bought were in Wisconsin and I still have them. I have several "pins" this year to make rugs using t-shirt material but they are crocheted and toothbrush and there's another one I forget the name of. I'm a pretty practical crafter...I like to make useful items. Good for Lucy and Ann!

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  7. Very creative and pretty rugs! And a good use of old t-shirts.

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  8. That looks like fun and it looks,like they think it's fun, too! I bet the rugs are durable and look at the colors! I'm still on my bookish break, but wanted to tell you how much I appreciate coming hear and readin about your world . . . and your Shiny Brites. I found two new (to me) designs recently. :-)

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    1. I hope you will share the Shiny Brite designs on your blog! :)

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  9. We've made quite a few things out of tee shirts. I love the idea of making rugs!

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  10. What a great hobby. So useful too.

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  11. My late mother-in-law loved to experiment on her collection of looms.

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  12. I love love those woven rugs and if I didn't have a bazillion other craft projects to do I'd try doing that! :)

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  13. Connie, we are having fun. I'm weaving napkins right now at Bruce's. Can't wait to do some cloth for my self. Thanks for the pictures. Ann

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