Braided Rag Doily


Braided Rags

The scraps for this came from the edges of the trimmed Fat Quarter Napkins I made.

Braided Rags

I braided the scraps together, tying on new strips as I ran out of length.

Braided Rags

It took a while.

Braided Rags

Then I rolled up the braid to keep it from tangling.

Braided Rags

I had some fun shooting the braid with my macro lens.

Braided Rags

Then I started sewing it together in a circular pattern.

Braided Rags

I just used a regular whip stitch. Nothing fancy.

Braided Rags

I kept going …

Braided Rags

… and going …

Braided Rags

… and going. I even stood at the front of the class on three separate occasions and sewed this while my students were writing their final exams. Fortunately, they already thought I was weird, so this was nothing new to them.

Braided Rags

The finished product was a little wonky and tended to curve in on itself, so I got it good and wet with hot water, squeezed it out, stretched it to the shape I wanted it, and then laid it between two towels under a heavy board for the night.

Braided Rags

I ended up with this cheerful miniature rag rug, which would make a nice placemat for the centre of any table.

Braided Rags

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

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