Braided Rugs Best Ideas

Area Rugs Best Ideas

Braided rugs have been a staple of America’s rustic decor during the time that style has existed. The thrifty and astute have taken the art into their own hands to create unique carpets for their homes to keep their family’s feet warm during the winter. Simple to make and long lasting, any type of fabric can be used for these carpets.

When making a braided rug, you will work with three different threads of the fabric. You can choose to make the threads of a single color or of different shades of a color. You can also choose to use two or three different colors of fabric or change the colors of half of your project. Depending on the environment you are targeting, any of these options may work.

Use six-layer linen rope and a tapestry or heavy needle upholstery to sew the braid on a rug. Knot the thread on one end, and thread the needle. You may want to use a leather thimble and gloves to protect your hands. You can also choose to use a pair of pliers to pull the needle. Insert the needle at the beginning of the braid. Begin winding the braid around itself in a spiral, threading the cable through pieces of the braid at various points. This will keep the carpet together and that can maintain a circular shape.