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Rope Rug

 
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Mark constructed a template to create a peg-board from and to serve as a guideline for when we weave the rope.  This is based on analysis of an existing rope rug.
BETA PHOTO: Mark constructed a template to create a peg-board ...
Photo of the finished peg-board.
BETA PHOTO: Photo of the finished peg-board.
Start weaving the rope around the appropriate pegs, referring to template drawing to know when to go over or under.
BETA PHOTO: Start weaving the rope around the appropriate pegs...
First go-around is complete!  Whew!  Now you don't have to concentrate so much, just follow the pattern through again.
BETA PHOTO: First go-around is complete! Whew! Now you don't...
Second weave complete!  It's starting to shape up now!
BETA PHOTO: Second weave complete! It's starting to shape up ...
Third weave complete!  We had thought there was only going to be enough rope for three weaves, but we realized that we had enough left for another go-around, and there was also space left in the weave too!  So off again...it's getting harder to pull the rope through at this point!
BETA PHOTO: Third weave complete! We had thought there was on...
Third weave complete!  We originally were going to stop at 3 weaves, but we realized that we had enough rope left for another go-around, and there was also space left in the weave too!  So off again...it's getting harder to pull the rope through at this point!
BETA PHOTO: Third weave complete! We originally were going to...
Done weaving!  This photo show how much of the 60m rope is left after doing a quadruple weave.  The dimensions of the finished rug is 2 1/3' x 1 3/4'.
BETA PHOTO: Done weaving! This photo show how much of the 60m...
To finish, we cut and burned the ends so they would fit together on the underside of the rug, and used a heavy-duty hand stitcher (Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl) to sew them together.
BETA PHOTO: To finish, we cut and burned the ends so they woul...
A quadruple-weave rug we made from retired 10.2mm x 60m climbing rope.  Dimensions are 2 1/3' x 1 3/4'.
BETA PHOTO: A quadruple-weave rug we made from retired 10.2mm ...