I came up with this idea as I wanted to make a rug quickly and by not using any sewing or special tools. This one (about 40x30cm) was done as a test and took 3 hours to complete. It's all made from old fabric so it cost nothing to make.

Step 1:

To make a rug that is 30cm wide, I used 3cm wide strips of thick cotton fabric, each being about 75cm long.
You then fold a strip in half and tie loose knots all the way down, finishing with a tight knot at the end. You need loose knots so that you can thread more strips of fabric through later. It's not important to make sure each one has the same number of knots but more or less the same is fine as I'll explain later.
To grip it, I simply held the folded end in my teeth and tied the knots. ;) You may want to hook it over something.
<p>I love that this rug shows a lot of texture. The colors you used makes the twist pattern stand but I wonder if there is a better way to arrange the fabric warp that the rug structure itself is sturdier. </p><p>hmm</p>
That's actually really cool. I've been wanting to learn how to do this. I was originally looking for some <a href="http://rugheaven.com" rel="nofollow">christian rugs</a> and I would like to be able to make one. I'll have to try this out and see if I can do it!
This would be a great project for kids to get involved with too!
Absolutely. It's so easy, the only real skill they'd need is to tie knots fairly quickly. I'd say an 8-year old could make one of these.

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