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Rag Rugs by Erin 3 New Products

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Rag Rugs by Erin 3 New Products

Hello Rag Rug Enthusiasts! I have added 3 new products to my website:   I have had many requests over the years for me to make sheet yarn for rag rug makers to purchase.  Though I know most of you make your own sheet yarn some struggle with this for several reasons: 1. Finding the right sheets or not available in your area. 2. Time or inconvenient. 3. Difficulty 4. Just want to get to the fun part of making the rug. We have also been able to acquire reclaimed wood for making 10.5 mm and 12 mm rag rug crochet...

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Rag Rugs Last Month and Next Month

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Rag Rugs Last Month and Next Month

Dear Rag Rug Enthusiasts!  Last month: Rag rug tutorials - Back Bar or Back Stitch Rag Rug shows the differences between this stitch and the standard single crochet. The technique is almost the same however the look is pleasantly different.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPwB5_4hqYo&t=76s Avoid Rag Rug Shoulder or Back Pain shows 3 things you might be doing to cause you pain while making your rag rug.  Lots of positive feedback on this video.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnfBHA9L2Zs Next Month: I have 2 classes scheduled in the month of April 2019 at my home in Sebring, Florida.  These are small classes that other people scheduled and I am...

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The Effect of Striped Sheets in a Rag Rug

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The Effect of Striped Sheets in a Rag Rug

Hello Rag Rug Enthusiasts, Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words or in this case 2 pictures. I love using striped sheets in my project and I do not run across as many striped sheets as I would like. If you have not experimented with striped sheets and have passed them up in the thrift store hunt for sheets take a look at a couple pictures that Louise from France was kind enough to share with us. She certainly does beautiful work. Below the pictures are excerpts from her email to me and details that she shared. "I really...

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Special Offer & New Shipping Locations (Rag Rugs by Erin)

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Special Offer & New Shipping Locations (Rag Rugs by Erin)

I have added a few new locations for shipping my handmade rag rug crochet hooks. Besides shipping to the United States and Canada I am also shipping to the Philippines and New Zealand.  I research new countries for shipping as I get requests. As a special offer I am including a packet of 30 stitch markers to anyone ordering at least one hook through May 24, 2017.  It can be a reclaimed hook, an ergonomic hook or a new poplar hook. Poplar is grown in the US and is a renewable resource.  To take advantage of this offer please add...

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Rag Rug Charity Update. Wow! (Rag Rugs by Erin Blog/Newsletter)

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Rag Rug Charity Update. Wow! (Rag Rugs by Erin Blog/Newsletter)

This is a letter that was sent to me updating me on the progress of this amazing group of women doing charity work in China including rag rug making as one of the ways to help others.  Thought you might enjoy reading the letter first hand.  I have included a couple photos and the rest of the photos I will post to my Facebook page Rag Rugs by Erin.  Thanks, Molly for sharing!!!   "Hi Erin! We've been working on the rugs for a few weeks now and the first one was finished today! I'm attaching a variety of pictures...

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