Yarn Along- Vintage Rag rug


Last week while waisting time in an antique store with Livie (while the kids were at play pratice) I found this little gem which has now sparked a new love in me.

It was sitting folded at the bottom of an old cabinet, for who knows how long, tucked away in the dark.  I felt it before I saw it and at first thought it was some kind of pot holder or seat cushion.  When I brought it out to the light of day, it captured my heart.  It is the only thing I bought that day and I got a good price for it because it was coming apart but knowing that it was just crochet, I adopted it and have been working on it.

I have not yet decided where it will go, maybe next to baby beans crib, but definitely somewhere that it won’t be under heavy and dirty foot traffic.

Everytime I have sat with this project, I have wondered how old it is and where it might have come from.  Many of the fabrics seem to be old feed sacks and I just love them.  Every stitch I add to it makes me want to start a new one from scratch which has made me look at old unwanted pieces of clothing or any fabric in a different way.  Probably in the same way that the person who made this rag rug felt about fabric, don’t waste it.

As soon as I feel this little treasure is done, I plan to start a new one and will document the pattern I use to create a tutorial.

Isn’t it lovely?

Yarning (or fabricking) along this week again and joining my beautiful friend Nicole at Frontier Dreams.  I hope to see you here tomorrow for the Stash Bash, won’t you please come over?

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3 Responses to Yarn Along- Vintage Rag rug

  1. Wool and Knitting Yarn April 4, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    I use to do this when I was a kind, but in different method. We get a sack and that will be our foundation of the rug. Then we get a strong stick to push the cut clothes in the sack then tie it.

  2. adminrugs March 21, 2014 at 7:18 am #

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  3. Janice S. February 3, 2014 at 2:17 am #

    It is very lovely. What a great find! I love these types of rugs and can't wait to see more with instructions on how to create one.

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