Twined Rag Rugs by Bobbie Irwin
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Bobbie Irwin asked LibbyLuLa if we would like to offer her books on twining and we said, "yes".
This book is an illustrated guide to twining by Bobbie Irwin on twining Rugs. Five chapters jam-packed with different items to make with patterns, pictures, and twining with three weft strips. With stories and photos of multiple experienced twiners with some of their rugs.
Twined rag rugs are undergoing a worldwide revival due to thousands of people who are rediscovering the traditional handwork of their ancestors. Not only will Twined Rag Rugs help you create wonderful, durable heirloom rugs, but you will benefit from the rhythmic relaxation of twining. All you need is some inexpensive equipment, simple household tools, scrap fabric, and the easy-to-follow instructions in this book. Even the most intricate patterns are easy to learn.
This inexpensive, simple technique can be enjoyed by crafters of all ages and skill levels; young children learn it easily and the elderly benefit from increased manual dexterity. And the result is an incredibly durable heirloom that can be passed through generations.
This book introduces numerous patterns and equipment options with step-by-step diagrams and photographs for nine samplers. Also, included are complete instructions for building basic equipment, ten rug projects, and tips for designing heirlooms.
* Step-by-step instructions for nine samplers and ten full-sized rugs
* Simple directions for building basic equipment
* Gallery of design
Bobbie Irwin is recognized as an authority on rag twining.