3 Free Rug Patterns + Tips and Tricks for Successful Rug Weaving

Project Type Rugs
Loom Type Multi-Shaft Floor or Table
Number of Shafts 4
Weave Structures Boundweave/Krokbragd, Twill, Rep, Tied Weaves
Author Handwoven Contributors
Format eBook

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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 rugs. A lot of new weavers join the craft already knowing that they want to learn how to weave a rug. In this free eBook 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 rugs full of color and texture.

Inside you'll find:

  • Boundweave, Slow Weaving but soooo satisfying! By Tom Knisely - Weavers who like weaving will love making a handwoven Scandinavian-style rug in a krokbragd boundweave pattern. Every part of this project goes quickly except the weaving. 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.

  • 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).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.

  • Getting Started with Warp Rep by Tom Knisley - 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.

  • After the Workshop by Martha Stanley - Learn how to weave a rug by starting with the basics, taking advice from this bonus article.

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.

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