Braiding Rugs (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-03) by Nancy Bubel

By Nancy Bubel

Braided rugs are like kin quilts – each one strip of fabric comes from a cast-off garment and tells a narrative all its personal. Piecing the rug jointly is an act of weaving kinfolk thoughts right into a worthwhile heirloom you'll treasure without end. Nancy Bubel covers each step of the easy method, from making plans the precise dimension, form, and colour scheme to slicing your textile strips, braiding them jointly, and completing off your rug.

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Sew fig. 5 through the corresponding 150 on the Pick up a 150, and sew through a opposite side of the ring and the next corresponding 3mm in the other two 150s. Sew through the available loop along the same edge of the bottom hole of the last SuperDuo, and pick up of the component. Pick up a 150, a 3mm, a 150 between each available hole of the SuperDuos. Sew through the two and a 150, and sew through the 3mm remaining 150s on the opposite end added in the previous step. Continue through the 150, 3mm, 150, 3mm, and [e–f].

Indd 45 3/3/14 1:49 PM TECHNIQUES Beadweaving SKILL LEVEL Beginner Crystal Windows Work rounds of Tila beads, seed beads, and crystals to make little geometric windows you can wear! indd 46 3/3/14 1:50 PM 1 On 1½ yd. 4m) of Fireline, pick up a repeating pattern of two 110 seed beads and a color A Tila bead four times, leaving a 6-in. (15cm) tail. Sew through the first 110 picked up to form a ring [fig. 1, a–b]. Tila bead 2 4mm bicone crystal 3mm bicone crystal 110 seed bead 5 b 6mm cube bead and then sew through the first 110 picked up in this step [fig.

Indd 47 3/3/14 1:50 PM 10 Pick up a 150 and a 4mm, and sew through the corresponding 150 and 110 along the inner ring, the bottom hole of the A, the 110, 150, 110, the bottom hole of the next A, and the following 110 and 150. Pick up a 4mm and a 150, and sew through the 150 at the opposite point. Pick up a 150, and sew back through the 4mm, 150, the next inner 110, A, 110, 150, 110, A, and 110. Sew through the 150 and the first 4mm picked up in this step, pick up a 150, and sew through the 150 at this point along the outer ring.

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