Knitting Fabric Rugs: 28 Colorful Designs for Crafters of Every Level
Many have fond memories of mothers or grandmothers cutting strips of old clothing and braiding and sewing them into rag rugs. Well, there is another way to make rag rugs, — beautiful, artful rag rugs — and this dazzling book will show the way to knit such rugs. Yes, knit! Every bit of the process — from the best materials to use to where to find them to preparing them to estimating needed fabric to choosing colors — is covered with step-by-step instructions and explanatory photographs. Knitting with fabric strips takes large needles and some special considerations. Author Karen Tiede has some real expertise in this area having knitted over one hundred decorative rag rugs. She shares her vast knowledge in language as clear and well-conceived as the twenty-eight designs she has included in the book. The designs are geometric and some are based on quilt designs. Clearly Tiede is passionate about her craft and it shows in the personal stories she shares about how she developed her methods and designs. This is a well-written, beautiful book that is likely to start a new trend in the crafting and knitting world.
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