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i made a loom to make a rag rug and ---i would like to know is it normal for the sides to pull in ?-----i have taken the rags out and thought i was doing it loose and it still pulls in at the sides when i redo it----any thoughts of what i am doing wrong ? --  i am using old bed sheets 2 inch  wide strips. thanks for any info  you can give me .[color=Blue][/color]
 
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I have never done a rag rug but I'm curious. are you pulling it too tight? that may be the dumbest question of the century I don't know based only on my tiny bit of weaving experiments as craft projects as a child.
 
                                      
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    howdy

Well i guess i might be ---i have taken it apart so many times --and each time it still gets tight--well i guess i can take it apart one more time and try again--
thank you for your help `i just love this site---Mary [mzpuppies] 
 
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Have instructions on this but cannot find them.... seems there was something extra you do at the ends to add material which stops the pull, but I just don't remember because I've never done this method.

Back when I was checking into this Rag Rug business I discovered RR-crocheting and that was the method I used for my bathroom oval rag rug.  All shapes can be made with crocheting and I didn't have to build the weaving frame.  I sewed the strips together instead of knotting, and folded them so the raw edges didn't show for a smoother look.



Click here for larger image of my rag rug http://www.currentwave.com/RagRug-lg800.jpg

This winter, I plan on making a braided rug for the denser look, but it will be a lot more work than this crochet one.

I'll post if I ever find those directions.....

Good luck!
 
                                      
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  that is a nice rag rug -

-that i the kind that my grandma made---
- well i think i found a way to keep my rags from being to tight -

-i put some nails in the side of the loom and put the first string over the nail so when i weave more rags through-- it won't go in like you know getting to tight ---going to try this and hope it works--

-i wish i could send a picture -- i have to buy a adapter to charge it and just found out it cost 45.00 so maybe next month i can get one---someone gave me the camera --with out the adapter
 
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