Do you know how easy it is to finish the ends of a rag rug that you plan to hem? You cannot trust a sewing machine to do the job. Neither a zig-zag stitch nor a serged edge adequately catches all the ends, as they do for other handwoven items. Hand-tied knots will ensure that your rug endures the test of time.
The following video details the few simple steps needed to prepare your rag rug for hemming.
- Two-pound walking weights
- 5″ Sacking needle (I found mine at WeavingSouthwest)
- Hair comb
- Cutting mat
- Acrylic ruler
- Rotary cutter
May you finish what you start.
All the best,
6 thoughts on “Tools Day: Rag Rug Finishing Video”
The videos are wonderful. linda
Thanks so much, Linda. It’s fun to do!
how do you do the next step of hemming?
Hi Sharon, great question!
I am so glad you asked! I am working on a “Part 2” video that demonstrates my hemming procedure. I will post it on the blog when it’s ready!
Thanks for the video. I have plans to try again with a rug now that I have a floor loom, and thus will be very helpful.
Leigh, I’m excited for you! You are going to have so much fun making a rug. I’m glad the video helps!