I take a t-shirt, this one is left over from youth retreat a couple of years ago, but any old t-shirt will do!
Normally they are quite small so I cut them.
Now do the same thing to the other sleeve.
The last step is to cut out the crew neck, I do this so that I am not tempted to cut into it while I am at the strip cutting phase!
I opened up the hem on the body of the t-shirt, so now I have 2 tubes of fabric ready to strip! I will to do this to about 10 shirts that I want to make into a rug. Then I will use my Frazier rag cutter to cut all the strips before I start weaving.
When I did my second t-shirt rug, I thought that 7 shirts would be enough, but it took 10! I did have some left over that I can use in my next rug, but it took a time away from the weaving, and I had to work late one night.
I hope you enjoyed the show!
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina