How to Weave and Make fabulous DIY Woven Rugs with Recycled Fabric

Home Accessories, Rugs

My forecast for 2013 is that weaving will be the next hip thing. Among some Avant-garde designers* and recyclists it has already began. Next will be Anthropologie and friends, and then the you and I.

How to weave a mat from recycled fabric

woven rugs


image credit, woven table rugs: (website in German language)

Today might as well be ‘wordless’, as this picture tells a thousand words. This is all you really need to know!

The loom that is featured here is made from a picture frame that was already constructed to make your own canvas. The only thing is, this results in a small loom. You can purchase these frame sections separately at an art store, but as a painter, I know that the larger sizes of these can be pricey. Of course, you can purchase a professional loom, but this mostly makes sense if you are going to take up weaving as a hobby. Rigid Heddle Looms are good looms for those who are seriously looking into taking up weaving.

If you want something a tat larger, then you’ll have to make your own loom in other ways.(or

Craft Tools & Supplies – DIY

  • How to Make a Loom (from a 2×4 piece of scrap wood that you can find on the street) ~ video tutorial.

Other Woven Designs w DIY Tutorials

* Remember this UK recycling designer extra-ordinaire, Barbara Challenger, the genius behind Bobbie Clothes? She taught us in a video tutorial, already a few years ago,

  • How to Make Woven, Silk Scarves & Belts. … that are absolutely fabulous, from old fabric that you have laying around.
  • She’s so inspirational, this a great video to watch, even before you start weaving little table rugs that were shown above.

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