If you follow Trashmagination on social media, then you know that my fluffy rug posts went viral in February. There were so many requests for me to make an online course, so guess what? I did it! In today’s podcast episode, I share what went into making the course, and why I hope you’ll sign up to see at least the free videos.
You can sign up for the course at https://trashmagination.thinkific.com/courses/fluffy-rug-weaving.
As I describe in the podcast, I believe I have invented a new way to weave rugs. This is a combination of weaving and knot tying. Some artists tie knots on to a pre-made netting, such as Ragmate, and I admire their work very much! My method is different because:
- You use actual t-shirts that you dis-assemble and cut into t-shirt yarn – and my method helps you recycle more of the t-shirt that other typical t-shirt yarn making.
- You weave the actual grid from t-shirt yarn as you go, rather than buying a pre-made mesh or grid.
- The final rug is very hefty and uses up an incredible number of t-shirts – I used 60+ XXL adult t-shirts in the rugs shown here.
You can sign up and view the first five videos for free. In those classes, you learn what kinds of materials you need to make your fluffy rug, including the loom (which can be from recycled materials) and the t-shirts.
Photos Gallery of Trashmagination’s Fluffy Rugs
- Script for this podcast episode about making my online course about fluffy rug weaving
- Episode 41 of Trashmagination about creative reuse of t-shirts
- Episode 115 of Trashmagination about how to weave rugs from t-shirts using traditional weaving methods
- The Trashmagination podcast theme music is Kitchen from the Marian Circle Drum Brigade