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Rag Rugs Last Month and Next Month

Posted by Erin Halvorsen on

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

Posted by Erin Halvorsen on

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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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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Crochet Basket Over Rope (Rag Rugs by Erin Blog/Newsletter)

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Crochet Basket Over Rope (Rag Rugs by Erin Blog/Newsletter)

  I spent a lot of time researching how to crochet over rope.  I found instructions showing how to do it, however not how to start it. I finally found a video in Portuguese that showed how to begin the process. I made this basket and a 2 part video tutorial about a year ago.  I have so many new subscribers and followers on YouTube as well as Facebook, Rag Rugs by Erin, I felt I should bring it to the forefront. This was a super fun project and much easier than it looks. Perhaps some of you that have...

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Rag Rug Charity Projects (Rag Rugs by Erin Blog/Newsletter)

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Rag Rug Charity Projects (Rag Rugs by Erin Blog/Newsletter)

This was posted on my YouTube Feed "Lost Art of Braid-in Rag Rug".  I thought I would share with my Blog/Newsletter followers.  It is about a group of crafters making rag rugs and donating the proceeds or rugs to help others. What a lovely, caring and worthwhile activity.  "Just want to you know, there's a group of international ladies in Guangzhou, China, who do crafting projects together each week. Many of the gals like to do projects together that we then sell and donate the money to charity. This week we're going to learn to make braided rugs using your...

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