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1. Tambour
2. Shirred 
3. Standing wool

4. Knitted
5. Flat Wrap
6. Amish Knot

7. Chain Braids
8. Broomstick & String Crochet
9. Crocheted

10. Fabric Tapestry
11. Anchored Loop
12. Hooked, Poked, Prodded, Bodkin

13. Needleworked
14. Toothbrush rugs
15. Braided rugs

16. Knotted & strung shags
17. Loom woven
18. Patched (penny rugs) & sewn shags
19. Frame made rugs
20. Wagon wheel & frame braids 
21. Odds 'n ends


 
 

 

Rag Rugs Tour
#8: Broomstick & String Crochet Rugs


BROOMSTICK RUGS
These rugs were made by looping a warp (either of string or fabric strip) over the handle of a broom and drawing fabric strip through the loops. They have a distinctive, almost woven appearance on one side and a knotted texture on the reverse.
STRING CROCHET RAG RUGS
These rugs were also called 'baling twine' rugs since it was commonly used as the "warp" thread. The rugs are constructed using the "warp" thread to crochet with over a strip of fabric. The reciprocal construction (upper photo) gives the first impression that the rug is loom woven. 

The radial construction (lower photo) shows a distinctive coiled appearance. Front and back surfaces of both of the types of string crochet rugs are nearly identical. 

See the Rugmakers Exchange for some photos of an old String crochet rug of this type.

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