What are “Sister Rugs”? They are not rag rugs you share with your sister. Sisters have some of the same ingredients and similarities, however they also have their own look, personality and wonderful differences. Sister Rugs are like sisters. They are 2 or more rugs that will be used in the same room or area. Sister Rugs intermingle and compliment the space they are being displayed in.
Almost all the rag rugs I make are made using recycled sheets, t-shirts and clothing. I cannot just go out to the store and buy matching material if I need more material. Planning is involved when making any rag rug, especially when trying to make Sister Rugs.
Here are a few guidelines I use in making Sister Rugs. Remember these are only guidelines. Use your own creativity and sense of design to make your own Sister Rugs.
Sister Rugs can be the same shape and size, the same shape and different sizes or different shapes and sizes. They need to use most of the same materials. I feel it is important to have the materials follow the same general sequence, however the amount of each material can vary greatly.
When I am making sister rugs I start them at the same time and work on them at the same time. This allows me to evaluate my materials and what I still have left to work with.
Using Sister Rugs in your home can help your rag rugs bring unity to your home décor, while still keeping the personality, artistic flare and homey feeling many of us are looking for in our personal spaces.
The picture is Sister Rugs I made for my mother. The link is of a short video I made which will give you a more visual description of Sister Rugs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neTR-xeqZ8Y
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