Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Using T-Shirt Hems for the Rag Rug Warp

I want to pass on to you this incredible tip from a fellow rag rugger. . .Monica has been enjoying John's looms for a couple of years now and has shared a few of her rugs in the past. . .but she certainly put on her 'thinking cap' on this one. . .Here's what she wrote:

Hi Dru - just wanted to pass on an idea I had about warping the loom.  Lately I've been on a kick making rugs from t-shirts (tarn).  It occurred to me to use the bottom hem of the t-shirts to warp the loom a la potholder style.  I used my husband's old t-shirts which, at 3X, turned out to be the perfect size for the loom y'all made for me.  No slip knot!  Woot woot! It works quite well!  I'm attaching a couple of pics FYI.  PS - I was having such a hard time with slippage on the first couple of rows that I replaced the nails with screws, but that's just me.

Now why didn't I think of that? . . .(grin)
Thanks so much, Monica, for your tips. . .
Keep 'em coming. . .