5 Strand Braid-in Runner Rag Rug (Rag Rugs by Erin Blog/Newsletter)

5 Strand Braid-in Runner Rag Rug (Rag Rugs by Erin Blog/Newsletter)

Please let me update you:  I was asked to come back to the classroom for a year so finishing the 2016-2017 school year and running off on vacation for 2 weeks has been occupying my time.  I published a new video series on May 29, 2017 after many requests.  It took a lot of time and pushing my creative ingenuity beyond my usual edge.  The series shows how to make a 5 strand braid-in runner (rectangle) rag rug in 3 parts.  I made the t-shirt yarn a little different than in the past so I made another video showing how to make the t-shirt yarn for this technique. This video is still a good video to watch even if you are doing the oval braid-in (Lost Art of the Braid-in Rag Rug) because I talk more about the technique and placing your stitches.  I hope some of you find it interesting and a great way to recycle some cast off t-shirts.  

Here is the link for part one of 5 Strand Braid-in Runner Rag Rug (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf7zPqSed18  This will appear as a link in most emails, however if your email does not show it as a link you can copy and paste it in your address bar or go to my Facebook page Rag Rugs by Erin.  I usually post my blog in the next 12 hours after it has been published.

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Until next time happy rag rugging!


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I am making a round braid in rug and it’s turning up at the outside am I doing something wrong should I be doing it loose or tighter?

Jina Juiliano

I think this is great…I hope you enjoyed your vacation. Looks like you had fun…see you next month.

Susan Godfrey

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