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September 29, 2010 by
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Small round braided rug

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Image by Martin LaBar

This rug was made by my 97-year old mother. It was designed to be a chair cover. It was woven from strips of cloth, cut from discarded coats, with the strips folded double and sewed together. She developed the technique of weaving these strips into a flat braid, beginning from the center and working out, and of interweaving the braid so that the rug does not come apart. She uses a braid woven of six strips. If you look carefully along the edge of the rug, you can count the six strips, of different colors (there are two off-white strips).

The previous photo in our photostream illustrates an interwoven rug in progress.

She also makes wheel rugs. See other rugs in this set for examples of both types.

More detail at the larger sizes.

Zen Room Rugs Sold at J.C, Penney Recalled

About 1,000 Zen Large and Small Room Rugs have been recalled by Brumlow Mills, of Calhoun, Georgia, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the product immediately and notes that it’s is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. The Zen Large [.]

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Rugs Recalled by Brumlow Mills Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at J.C. Penney

The large rugs fail to meet federal flammability standards and could ignite, posing the risk of fire and burn hazards to consumers. The small rugs fail to meet federal labeling requirements.

Read more on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

N.J. residents not optimistic, despite faring better than rest of nation during recession

‘I don’t know where the data comes from,’ one Union resident said. ‘That kind of data isn’t coming from my household’

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