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How Rugs are Made

HOW RUGS ARE MADE Proddy Rugs Made by prodding or poking strips of fabric through burlap or linen from the backside This type of rug has many names; clippies, proddies, stobbies, pricked, in Northumberland they are called proggy mats, and in Scotland they are called clootie mats They were often made for more utilitarian use such as door matts because they hide dirt well Rag Rugs * Commonly made in households up to the middle of the 20th century by using odd scraps of fabric on a background of old sacking Odd scraps of fabric included old bed linens, worn out clothing and spare material Oriental Rugs Oriental rugs are made using a variety of weaving and knotting techniques True Oriental rugs are hand-knotted in the traditional rug weaving countries such as Romania, through Turkey, Armenia, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkestan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, China, and Mongolia Braided Rugs * Made using three or more strips of fabric that is usually wool * The raw edges are folding to the middle and braided together V The center braid is laced together and new strips are sewn on to make the braid longer as lacing continues Rug Hooking A craft in which rugs are made by pulling loops of yarn or fabric through a stiff woven base such as burlap, linen, rug warp or monks cloth The loops are pulled through the backing material by using a latch hook mounted in a handle (usually wood) for leverage Popular in Maine, New Hampshire and Canada in the early 18th century Woven Flat rugs and pile rugs The more tightly a rug is woven or knotted, the more detailed a design can be It is generally believed that the density of knots determines the value of a carpet Sources MyCustomRug

How Rugs are Made

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Learn all about Proddy Rugs, Rag Rugs, Oriental Rugs, Braided Rugs, Rug Hooking, Woven Rugs and how they're made.




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