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It has been years since i tore old clothes to knit/weave  with ,,, i
think it time again , stuff piles up . what i can repair /recycle i
do ,, what can be donated was donated , and still ,,, i have my own
stuff and , Because people know i do it , they give me more bags with
stuff , which i sort out for recycling /donating/ giving to friends
who can use it as is or remaking it ,,, and still ,,,,, i need to do
more , thus maybe another round of rag knitting and weaving will have
a good result on my closets !!!!
mirjam

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What kinds of things do you make with the rags?

Murielle



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 Murielle
Using Rags
I wove  bedside rugs , Wall rugs [ mainly for bedsides ]  children`s
blankets, bags , dolls , Cushions and last not Least FIBERART works ,
pot holders .

i knitted/crocheted  dolls,  bags, hair adornments , Vests [ from same
materials as matching skirt ] "baskets" , Curtains , TableRunner , pot
holders.
mirjam



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Mirjam,

Now when I go through my closet I will have another option besides, donate
and dump.

Thank you,
Murielle



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Murielle

You are welcome happy creative times !!!
mirjam

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Do you weave "rag rugs"?  You use plain cotton thread for the warp and
strips of rags for the weft. They turn out to be beautiful.
DA


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i use very strong Cotton [ the kind that is used by builders etc,,,
But to give it some `Interest` , i also throw in several Colored
cotton threads , in groups of 8-16
This will cause some of the Cloth weft to look different + a nice
elongate lengthway stripe o the work .
mirjam

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I have done a "toothbrush rug" made by cutting the good parts of an old
sheet that had colors I loved into strips
(http://www.toothbrushrug.com /) and using it for a bath mat and am going
to make more for dog crate mats.

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Thank you , that is lovely , but my point wan`t buying any kits , i
really wanted to Finish my Own piled up leftovers etc...
But it was interesting reading
mirjam

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Mirjam, if I can do this without buying a kit, you can, too.  I just
read about it somewhere, looked it up on the Internet and found the link
I posted to you among others, make a tool out of a toothbrush, ripped up
an old sheet that I loved the colors of but couldn't use as a sheet, and
did it.

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Thanks for the ideas for use of rags.  I do a lot of sewing and have uses for
most of the scrap, except the long thin strips less than an inch wide or pieces
smaller the 4inx4in (size used to make 9 square quilt blocks).  I do more
crochet than knitting, so I will try some rag crochet.  I have lap looms to try
weaving rag rugs.


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Hallo Belinda , if you are loaded with small pieces yyou can also ,
take a strong cloth as back ground , make `clusters` of several
pieces , pin them in lines , go over it with the machine , than do the
next `line` , makes for a nice rag  rug , sewen by machine
 Best knitting and crochet `size` cloth is when you twist it and it is
the size of 2/3 pencil size ,,,,,
mirjam

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Thanks for the idea.  At the moment I don't have any small scraps because I have
been tossing them in the trash.  Plans are to start cutting the next bolt of
cloth for the next round of goodies to sale tomorrow.  Now I have a way to use
every scrap.  Yay, Yay, Yay.......Lots of happy smiles


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You are Welcome Belinda , i love to recycle , keep and reuse cloth
piecesc and threads...
I have a skirt and jacket which i call "3rd appearnace" ,,,, hahahahah
because every some years i add to the original more `patches and
embroidery hahahhah
mirjam .

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