If you google rag rugs, you will find many techniques and variations on constructions methods. Because I am a stitcher at heart, I prefer the method using a needle and thread (which is a strip of fabric). This is called a toothbrush rug or a blanket stitch rug. You can find short video tutorials at the Rag Rug Cafe using the method that I use, and you can find tons of information at the Rugmaker's Homestead on all kinds of techniques.
I made lots of progress on my rugs on the weekend.
I finished a small rug using up some fabric that was either a drapery or upholstery fabric. It is a thick rug, and it's the perfect size to sit under my Featherweight machine.
I made a little progress on this new rug that my friend Louise helped me start on Saturday.
And I made lots of progress on the dirt coloured one. I figured that since the rugs get so dirty from being walked on that I will make a dirt coloured rug that won't even look dirty :)
The google photos of toothbrush rugs have me wanting to make a pretty one next with lots of bright saturated colours. But I'll finish these two first :)