braided rug

I started making a braided rug by upcycling our old T-shirts.

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I cut the shirts into thin strips about 6cm wide and linked them all together. I used about 12 T-shirts.  Then i sat in front of the telly and watched a few movies while i braided them together into one long coil.

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Then a year later after the start of this project, i changed my mind about the black and wanted to add more purple.  So i unbraided it all and rebraided it.   I quite enjoyed the braiding, found it relaxing really, good thinking time.

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So this is the finished product.  Despite my best go x2 it is still lumpy.  Will sit and enjoy looking at it until i decide it i have to unpick it and resew.  I cannot understand why it is puckering, i’ve tried everything!  My youngest tried it on as a sombrero, but i wasn’t quick enough to get a snapshot!IMG_9992

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