They used old sheets torn into strips and turned out many colorful rag rugs woven on the wagon wheel. Although these are intended as throw rugs for the floor, I’ve seen people use them on a round table or to drape across the back of a sofa or chair.
They even demonstrated this technique at various pioneer days and at local history museums. Mom and Dad would be thrilled that a growing number of people are taking up the weaving of wagon wheel rugs.
There’s now a Facebook group where those making these round rag rugs are helping others to learn the craft. The folks would be so pleased that the skill is being shared with new people. Almost 200 people have joined the Facebook group and are sharing tips on making the rugs.
Photos of Gail and Clyde Martin’s Wagon Wheel Rugs
I asked my family to send me photos of their rugs made by Gail and Clyde Martin. My sisters and nieces shared the pictures below. Thank goodness for email and digital cameras which made it easier for them to send these along to me.
It seems that family cats are also liking the wagon wheel rugs. They are just right to curl up on for a cat nap, it seems.
Here are some more rugs from the family.
I’m leaving the photos full-size so anyone trying to make these kinds of rugs can see the details.
Even more wagon wheel rugs –