I was gifted some used jeans from a friend so I set to work tearing and cutting the material into strips to weave a rug. I did this rug on my rigid heddle loom using mercerized cotton or cotton warp and I did color highlights using handspun wool.
Even without a loom there are many different ways to turn rags into rugs. Here are just a few to look into and explore!
Wagon Wheel or round framed
The list goes on and on. Rag rugs are definitely a traditional way to upcycle!