>> 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.
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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.
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.
Use iron on interfacing to stabilize the fabric.
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