How to make a braided rope rug yourself

In this workshop How to make a braided rope rug yourself we are going use a twisted nylon rope of 1.2 cm (about half inch) diameter, approximately 50-60 m (160-200 feet) in length. This rope length is long enough to weave a rug approximately 85х50 cm (33-20 inches).

Tightly wrap both ends of the rope with a thick thread. You can also sew through the rope using a needle. Then tightly wrap thread around the frayed ends of the rope a couple of times. Cut off ends of rope above thread wrap. Singe frayed ends with a lighter to seal, sew to underside.

Tie both ends of the rope with a thick thread

Now make a braided rope rug

Draw a cross on a white sheet of paper . The vertical line about 80 cm (32 inches), horizontal 30 cm (12 inches). We need this cross to feel the center in the weaving process and to make sure our braided rope rug is made symmetrically. Now, follow the images to make your braided rope rug.

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Tip: As you weave the rope rug you should glue the joints, so the construction will keep the shape and not get distorted. After the braided rope rug is completed, glue can be washed off (of course, you need to choose a washable glue!) Alternatively, you may use an advesive tape to fix the joint parts

You can make a braided rope rug for the floor, you can make one real BIG rug, you can attach some decorative elements on it, you can even make a rope rug pad for your mug. It all depends only on Your imagination.

Good luck!

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