How to Weave a Rug: 3 Free Rug Patterns + Tips and Tricks for Successful Rug Weaving

Learn how to weave a rug like a pro with this FREE eBook that includes 3 free hand woven rug projects and expert instructions.

Long Thread Editorial Staff Jul 10, 2017 - 6 min read

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You'll love these free woven rug projects.

Bring a colorful and unique piece of decor to your home; weave a rug! This free eBook is full of rug weaving instructions, free rug patterns, and tips for creating beautiful handwoven rugs. A lot of new weavers join the craft already knowing that they want to learn how to weave a rug. In Beautiful Hand Woven Rugs, the experts are taking weavers on a fascinating rug weaving journey with a unique selection of rug patterns and rug weaving techniques so you can learn how to weave a rug like a pro. Whether you're ready to weave your first one, or you've been weaving rugs for years, download this free eBook and enjoy crafting cozy hand-woven wool rugs and woven cotton rugs full of color and texture.

  The tips and tricks will guide you through the satisfying experience of creating your own hand woven rugs. Learn how to weave a rug using three free patterns and create woven rugs with various structures and techniques. Plus, if you’re new to the world of rug weavers, you’ll enjoy the bonus guide on choosing the ideal pattern for your first woven rug.

Learn How to Weave a Rug with These Free Weaving Projects:

A Homey Boundweave Pattern

Learn how to weave this handwoven Scandinavian rug in this free ebook.

Boundweave, Slow Weaving but soooo satisfying! By Tom Knisely Weavers who like weaving (as opposed to counting heddles, drafting, planning, ordering yarn, and warping) will love making a handwoven Scandinavian-style rug in a krokbragd boundweave pattern. Every part of this project goes quickly except the weaving. It's like taking a month for a vacation instead of a weekend–you can savor instead of rush. Many rug weavers have full schedules that leave little time for weaving, so projects that can be completed in little time are ideal. This project is a different way to look at time, because warping the loom for weft-face rugs takes very little time and the weaving is what takes longer. The rug weaving however is what brings the satisfaction.

A Batik Rug Weaving Pattern

Learn how to weave this Batik rug weaving project in this free ebook on handwoven rugs.

Indonesian batik and a Swedish technique by Debra Sharpee The batik fabric that is cut into strips for the weft in this hand-woven rug was dyed with indigo (batik is a dye technique used in many parts of Africa and Asia). When we weave, we are connected to weavers, spinners, and dyers everywhere. The advantage to using a batik fabric for a rag weft is that in batiks, the dye is evenly distributed on both sides of the cloth. Since there is no "wrong" side, you do not have to worry about placing a batik rag weft carefully in the shed. Commercial batiks like the one used in this woven rug pattern are available from quilting and fabric stores.

Warp Rep Rugs for Beginners

Learn everything you need to know about handwoven rugs and the supplies you need in this free ebook.

Getting Started with Warp Rep by Tom Knisley The word "rep" comes from the Swedish term "rip," which describes the horizontal ridges produced in a cloth with a very closely sett warp and a thick weft. In addition to a delightfully smooth ribbed texture, through the use of color rep can produce a richly patterned cloth on as few as four shafts. This handwoven Scandinavian rug is a great project for teaching a beginner the joys of warp rep.

Bonus Content

Learn how to come up with a hand woven rug in this free ebook

After the Workshop by Martha Stanley You've just downloaded this free eBook dedicated to creating handwoven rugs and you're full of ideas and ready to make your first rug. Stimulating images seem to be whirling around each other, colliding like bumper cars at a carnival. They are more like the noise from a crowd than a chorus in thrilling harmony. They're causing confusion, not focus. What to do? What to do! Let's see if we can sort things out a bit. Some ideas can be put aside for a later project; still, too many seem too good. Learn how to weave a rug by starting with the basics, taking advice from this bonus article.