It is time for me to share another great rag rug story. Tracy from Ohio now living in Ontario had a stroke and turned to rag rug making for part of her recovery therapy. Tracy has shared with me in a few emails. Tracy writes:
"By all means use in your blog, I think that's great. It is therapy and for others who know someone who has TBI or stroke, I hope they try it. I am going to ask to speak at the local Stroke recovery groups. Every step no matter how big or small is one step toward recovery.
finished the rug like your video and maybe with the denim it just was too abrupt. My daughter sugested I try gradual, or drag it out. This worked.
I wove off #5 then did two 4 strand braids. I wove off #4 then did two 3 strand braids, then wove off #3 etc.
Thanks again for the videos
Not only did Tracy make an absolutely gorgeous rag rug by anyone's standards. She with the help of a smart daughter made improvements to the way to finish the rug. She is an inspiration to me and hope to others. Making, creating and using our brain's by rug making (weaving or crocheting) will help to keep our brains healthy and happy. Way to go Tracy!!!
This is the address for the playlist "Lost Art of the Braid-in Rag Rug" it is a 4 strand oval rag rug. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAEHBqI5JB7YvLVaXh0FVUOeL_DqxPAN5
This is the address for the playlist for the "5 Strand Runner (Rectangle) Rag" Rughttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAEHBqI5JB7bNO2MidCPrhUCGfHBr78R_
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