Braided/Hooked Rug Instructions?

Category Miscellaneous

I need instructions for making braided/hooked/Q-hooked rugs.


Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

July 18, 20030 found this helpful

I've never made any but talked to a woman last weekend who had made lots of them. From what she told me, these instructions sound good. She said she would buy old wool coats from thrift shops to make her rugs. The longer the coat the better, then would tear them into strips then fold them so the torn edges were on the inside. She said it is important that the materials be of similar density for the rug to wear well.

Here are a couple of sites with instructions:

Here is a site with supplies and books:

Anyone with actual experience braiding rugs, please jump in.



Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By annie (Guest Post)
December 14, 20040 found this helpful

Looking for material stripper to prep for rag rug weaving or braided. Also do you have the large clips (like the bias tool found in sewing stores) for weaving or braiding. My Dad taught me to make rugs this way made from old coats. They are heavy material and need turning in to give a smoother rag rug. He purchased his from Knott's Berry Farm years ago. Thanks annie

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By teresa/(Guest Post) (Guest Post)
January 5, 20060 found this helpful

My grandmother had a friend who made wool braided rugs. Somehow she braided them, without having to sew the braids together. Do you know where I could get instructions for that type of braiding? I guess they wear longer and never come apart.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By GrannaOnTheFarm (Guest Post)
June 19, 20080 found this helpful

I realise the last post here has been a couple of years but I know what type of rugs you're talking about!!! You are referring to TWINING, also called Indian Tie Weave.


I have been making these rugs for over a year and am obsessed (!) with it. I make rectangular and oval rugs. It is so simple and can cost literally nothing. I'm Dianne at drehman @ in Colorado.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!


Crafts MiscellaneousJuly 3, 2003
Summer Ideas!
Coronavirus Tips
Back to School Ideas!
Pest Control
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-18 08:17:27 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.