Archive for May, 2010

Was: rug, became: chair

May 18, 2010

I have loads of fabric strips that I made while making my first, and so far my last, quilt, and I was trying to find a suitable use for the least pretty ones when I stumbled on this tutorial on making a braided rag rug. So I tore the strips I had in half (they were 5 cm wide) and started braiding.

Then I started thinking that I didn’t really need a rug, and instead I decided to use the braid for replacing the straw in an old children’s chair. I am planning on writing a howto on this, but in the meantime here’s the before:

…and after:

I can tell you that there was a LOT of braiding involved, and the braids are not as sturdy as the straw, but it worked out quite well anyway.