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Picture Inlay

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>> Could someone please explain to me or tell me where I can get directions to make a rag rug with a picture inlay?  I have a wallpaper border that I would like to copy onto fabric and inlay this "fabric border" in the border of the rug. (?) I have seen rugs that have an inlay from a purchased fabric border but I have been unable to find any weaving books that have instructions on how to do this.
Thanks for your help.

Shelly<<
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I printed the picture/graphic on transfer paper.  The picture is cut into strips to match the ppi of the rug you're weaving.  Throw a pick and beat it in, then open the same shed, pull the weft out slightly, lay the strip on top of it, close the shed and pull it into position. 

Robin Murphy
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I put a picture inlay on a rug this past year and for the most part proceded as Robin described.  In addition, I allowed an inch extra material on the width of the transfered picture.  When I cut the picture into strips, I did not cut all the way across; leaving the extra inch uncut.  This did two things for me.

  1) It kept the strips in order.
  2) It aided in aligning the picture strips.

Also, I found an awl handy in coaxing the strips into place over top of the weft.

Rod, t.f.c.
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Use iron on interfacing to stabilize the fabric.

Cathy Moomaw
http://www.oocities.com/rugtalk
(Could someone please explain to me or tell me where I can get directions to make a rag rug with a picture inlay?)
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