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moclimb

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 5, 2007 - 03:46am PT
A flat rope rug can be made without using tape and glue. The guys at http://oldropes.com/ sew theirs. My 60m roped turned into an nice 35" wide circle.
TradIsGood

Happy and Healthy climber
the Gunks end of the country
Jan 5, 2007 - 06:04am PT
35 inch diameter = 0.67 square meters. Just what was predicted above!
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jan 5, 2007 - 07:49am PT
Cool


Damn, I threw away my old rope some time back and didn't even think about making a rug/matt out of it.
moclimb

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 22, 2007 - 02:59pm PT
Here is a picture of my rug, from http://oldropes.com


ghand

Sport climber
Golden,Colorado
Mar 10, 2007 - 09:48am PT
Here is a picture I took last week of a mosaic at the Sanctuary of Pan in Athens, Greece. Discovered in 2002 and created in about 490BC. Seems to look like the rug in this topic.
Crag Q

Trad climber
Louisville, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2007 - 10:09am PT
ghand,

That is absolutely cool. I was comparing the strands and I think the pattern is slightly different, but certainly the same idea.

490BC. Wow. And they didn't even have old climbing rope back then.
ChrisW

Trad climber
boulder, co
Mar 10, 2007 - 11:26am PT
Nice Craig. Thanks for the beta. These would make good gifts. After washing the rope first.
ogobogo

climber
varna
Sep 6, 2007 - 05:50am PT
there is lots of info regarding the art of knotting. there is a knotting forum in the yahoo groups - knottyers.
what you are speaking about in this forum is called a mat and there are various kinds of mats shown in Ashley's (also if you do a research on Celtic knots on google you'll se various patterns).

However, some of Ashley's pictures are very difficult to understand and many people give up after the first unsuccessful attempts.
so my advice to you if you want to know anything more - just go to the group i gave you and ask your questions - people are willing to help

enjoy matting
ognyan
Anastasia

Trad climber
California
Sep 6, 2007 - 05:59am PT
Someone once told me that you can take the core out and use the sheath to make a flatter/softer rug.
Is this possible???
Anastasia

Trad climber
California
Sep 6, 2007 - 05:59am PT
Someone once told me that you can take the core out and use the sheath to make a flatter/softer rug.
Is this possible???
Anastasia

Trad climber
California
Sep 6, 2007 - 05:59am PT
Someone once told me that you can take the core out and use the sheath to make a flatter/softer rug.
Is this possible???
Delhi Dog

Trad climber
Good Question...
Sep 6, 2007 - 07:30am PT
At the risk of sounding like a wet rug... my brother-in-law who is a fellow climber living in S.Colorado has a side line buisness making rope rugs (as well as other goodies). You may want to check out his site:

http://www.roperugs.com/

I am all for do-it-youself kinds of things and I think this is a great post. But, you may still be interested in what he has/does for inspirational ideas, or you just may want to have someone else do the tango..er tangle ('ling) for you.

DD

ghand

Sport climber
Golden,Colorado
Sep 23, 2007 - 12:57am PT
I followed Craig Q's directions and finally got around to making a pattern and below is the rug I just made. It is 19" x 24". It is easy once the pattern is made. Thanks Craig.
yani1shu

climber
Dec 13, 2007 - 03:51pm PT
Does anyone have a copy of the diagram picture. I just got an old rope and want to make a rug but the image with the template isn't showing up in the post. Thanks.
Crag Q

Trad climber
Louisville, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2008 - 10:59am PT
Sorry, the diagram has been MIA for a while. I finally found it and reposted it.

I also found some other directions which include a link to the turks head mat knot. With the information about the turks head you could tie an even bigger one.
boognish

Trad climber
SF
May 26, 2008 - 02:11pm PT
I made a nice flat coil rug with 2 60 meter ropes. I took one rope and coiled each half in opposite directions so it looks like a number 8. Then I wrapped the other rope around the outside. I stitched a few of the main joints with upholstery thread (this was probably unnecessary). Then I glued a rubber non-skid pad to the bottom with 3 tubes of caulk.

Without the stitching it would probably take less than 2 hours to make. It has an ovalish shape and because the backing is glued on, the strands don’t separate when you pick it up. Someone posted a tip about pulling the core out of the last inch or two of sheath and melting it in place to give a nice finish.

If anyone is interested I can try and post some pictures in a week or so when I get home.
MZiebell

Social climber
Prescott, AZ
May 26, 2008 - 02:14pm PT
Interested in all things ropish?

Look up The Marlinspike Sailor on Amazon. Cheaper and a lot more fun than Ashley's...
nature for kids

Sport climber
utah
Jul 10, 2008 - 10:36am PT
What a great post! Thanks for the info. I've been wanting to do this for a while after seeing a picture of it done in the Title Nine Catalog I recieved. Is it okay if I do a post on my blog natureforkids.net with a link to this? I have some readers that take their kids climbing. I'm sure they'd love to also have a new rug for their kid's room! Thanks again.
Crag Q

Trad climber
Louisville, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2009 - 10:07pm PT
I uploaded the pictures for this post to SuperTopo and I thought I'd give this a bump in case someone needs a last minute gift idea. I'm going to try and crank one out this week.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 20, 2009 - 11:10pm PT
I built a loom out of an old door and a couple of scraps of 1/2" EMT

Use the rope you want for color for the warp and a skinny rope for the weave.

They are much more durable and hold their shape better than the Tadded version.

Not as large as the glued version though.

My prototype ended up as my car floormat, is over ten years old now and will outlast the car.

Next time I weave one I'll do a series of "how to" photos
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