Step 1: Materials
1 Tube of Caulk
1 Caulk gun
Needle and Thread
Step 2: Work Day 1-Get Clean
You can skip this step if your rope was used primarily indoors. If it was an outdoor rope, washing it is going to be essential.
You want to use a mild detergent. Sterling Rope sells rope wash that you use with a washing machine. You can also wash it by hand. A great way to keep your rope from getting tangled is to tie it into a daisy chain. Look at the photos to see how to tie it, and how to untie it.
Hang it to dry!
This might take a few days. Remember to keep it away from direct sun and all that. Since it's about to become a rug, this may not be that important, but better to develop good habits.
Wait until dry.
Step 3: Work Day 2a-You Spin Me Right Round
Step 4: Work Day 2b-Getting Caulky
Let it dry for at least a day. I let it dry for 2. Drying time will depend on where it is, the type of caulk, and so on. When in doubt, read the side of the caulk.
Pro tip: use the caulk gun to cut the caulk tube open. It's made to do that! See photos.
Step 5: Work Day 3-Finish
The tape should hang over the edge, then trim everything down at the end.
Flip it over, the rug is done!