Upcycled: Rag Rug Created From Old Denim

rag rug

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!

Braided

Amish knot

Toothbrush

Frame woven

Crocheted

Anchored loop

Knotted

Needle worked

knitted

Wagon Wheel or round framed

Loomed

The list goes on and on. Rag rugs are definitely a traditional way to upcycle!

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