Old knitted T-shirts are actively usedcraftsmen for a variety of crafts, in particular, the idea of making rug mats is very popular. Today we offer a way how to make a round rug on a hula hoop hoop from old T-shirts or ropes.
- 3-4 T-shirts (other things, ribbons or ropes)
- children's gymnastic hoop or hula-hoop for adults
Carpet on the hoop: work progress
In the original project, children'sknitted T-shirts, but as experience has shown, knitwear is not very suitable, as it does not keep flat shape, if very tight. Therefore, we recommend taking things from the fabric with a minimal admixture of elastane, ribbon or simply rope. The size of the rug depends on the size of the chosen hoop, you can take both a gymnastic hoop daughter, and a large hoop for weight loss. Technology of weaving is very simple, even a child can cope, independently making in his room a round carpet on the hoop. T-shirts or other old outerwearcut into equal width strips, from one side seam to the other, so that the rings turn out. Put each strip on the hoop: first a vertical line, then - a horizontal line, and then each sector is divided into equal parts of a strip of T-shirt. Important! Strips of fabric should not be very tight, otherwise the ready mat will wrinkle and will not keep the shape. Ideally, the strip of the T-shirt should almost freely be worn on the hoop, with minimal stretching of the fabric. It is likely, if the diameter of your hoop is more than a strip of T-shirt, it is too tight or you generally use ropes. In this case, simply wrap the hoop with a cloth or rope and tie a knot. Try to have all the lines of the base intersect at the center point. We start the rug from the center. Take a strip of T-shirt, fasten with a loop over one of the lines - the bases and pass it under and over the longitudinal lines. When the strip ends, tie it to anotherring of a T-shirt, hide the nest under the previous row. Continue the weaving in the same way, alternating the stretching of the strip under and above the longitudinal lines. Try to keep each circle tightly pressed to the previous one, not allowing large spaces and holes between them. After you have finished the weaving, cut off the ends of the loops with scissors and tie them with a knot.