A friend asked me if I had any old climbing rope to make a rug out of, and sure enough... Long story short, she made two. Realized WAY too late that she was trying to show off domestic skills to me or something like that. If I wasn't so clueless I would've boarded that ship before it sailed.
Shown with some old trash so you dinosaurs can see the size. ;)
Oh the memories.
Should I resole those or use the original rubber? What's the difference in GNAR points?
Hey, trying to make a rug similar to ones made by Naitch. He posted a chart where some of the patterns require a number of closed loops. The pattern I'm working on has two closed loops but I have no idea how to "close" one and start the other. Appreciate any ideas. Thanks!
This thread is awesome. Good timing, too. My family and I are going to do a low cost christmas this year-creative presents from the 99cent store, and also homemade gifts. Someone is going to get a rope rug!!!!! Good timing for this thread, going to start now.
If anyone is interested I have a friend who will weave your rope for you, and for a pretty reasonable price considering the quality you get.
Most places weave your rope for $40 or more, plus shipping and they come out looking kind of sloppy like at this website: http://www.roperugs.com/Rugs.html
Get the sweet pattern above for $45 plus shipping. They will even give you $10 back if you wash your own rope!
Even if you don't have a rope to retire, from time to time my friend sells completed ropes on the website. If there is nothing posted you can email to inquire about what is available. Here is the website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FaunCraft
Hey Everyone. Retied Rope Rugs offers a Do-it-yourself kit for $25 that includes a full size pattern and written instructions for oval or rectangular woven rugs. The post above shows a customer using the kit and just how easy it is. We also offer coil rugs. Send us your rope or use one of ours. We have a collection of ropes waiting to be re-purposed. www.roperugs.com
I know that list tends to sere the west coast and front range people more than the east coast but if anyone can make it tomorrow (Sat. may 5) to the Gendarme at Seneca Rocks, I'll be giving a rug weaving demo. I've been weaving them for about 5 years and then selling through the Gendarme and donating the money to a climbing organization/cause. However, I'm getting out of "the business" and would like to pass on my knowledge and experience to others.
I'll be starting at 10 am and going till finish or the Cinco de Mayo party starts. Kind of a late last minute notice but...
Just finished the following one which will be sold this weekend and will be doing one more for teaching purposes.