How I End My Knotted Rugs
Ending a knotted rug.....
|How to end a knotted rug from fourelevenrox via Whitehouse Whimsies and Rugs|
When I come to the end of a Toothbrush/Amish Knot Rug, I end it by pushing the working strip to the back of the rug and tucking it under the last few knots. Then, I gently pull until it is snugly in place. Once I am sure it is secure and has not been pulled too much or too little, I snip the strip. That's it.
Repeat with the runner strip going in the opposite direction.
Here is a video to demonstrate. It is a pretty easy method. The trick is to make sure the end is as least visible as possible. I worked quickly for the video, but generally, I would like for my end to be neater than it ended up being, But you get the idea, right?
Losing the "Stair Step"
I get a lot of questions about how I make the bands or stripes on my rugs so evenly, without the visible "stair step" that occurs when a fabric color is changed.
|stair step look on a knotted rug|
|No Stair Step on this knotted rug! (via Whitehouse Whimsies and Rugs)|
I lose the stair step by ending the rug each time I change colors. I don't really recommend this for a beginner. It is a little trickier than it looks in order to do it smoothly. Honestly, the easiest way to avoid the stair step is to use a variety of colors and have fun! But, for those who really want to know how to do it, the next time I make a banded rug, I will create a step by step guide to walk you thru.
|Forget worrying about a stair step on a knotted rug, just make one with lots of color and HAVE FUN!|