Rag Basket

This is my 3rd basket experiment. I had a half-finished woven rag rug made from my old T-shirts and sweatshirts that’s been sitting on the loom for ages because I broke the warp threads and didn’t know how to fix it. I broke it down into warp thread and weft fabric strips and then crocheted a basket from the rags.

It’s a bit wobbly because not all the strips were cut evenly, and there’s a variety of fabrics used. I like that you can see the seams and even remnants of labels on the inside, hinting at the garments that the rags come from. I’m quite pleased with the result.

This basket is now in the etsy shop.

I think if I make a lot more of these in future, I will invest in a way to cut more even fabric strips. Maybe I’ll start with a rotary cutter and a steel rule.

Although I didn’t finish the rag rag, it felt great to free up my loom again for future projects, and to turn the rags into a finished objects. Maybe you’ve got an abandoned project that can be transformed? I’d love to hear about it.

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