Beautiful mat of plaits:
Materials and tools.
Scissors are sharp. (If there are a roller knife and mat – will save time and nerves).
Threads are strong – I take with a dolphin, a needle, a thimble.
Any junk, it is desirable, more Jersey – ladies’ and children’s tights, an old favorite T-shirt (ki), which the hand does not rise to throw away – beloved! And only in the beds behind the high fence you can … Smash! Cracked completely! It is impossible and behind a fence!
You can use not too thick sweaters, as well as shirts, trousers (jeans do not recommend), unnecessary fabrics. Etc.
I assure you if you are enthusiastic about this business, and you have not accumulated tights, you will not have enough of your own – shake your girlfriends!
We cut T-shirts and fabrics into strips.
Women’s tights in half, regardless of the density, cut the elastic and sock. Well, if the tights are very thick, woolen, for example, or children’s – dense, bright, then from one “pant leg” two strips. T-shirts cut into strips about 6-8 cm wide. If the fabric is thick – then thinner.
Next, I, for speeding up the process, stitching on a machine strip length of one and a half to two meters, all very roughly, you know! I leave the length of the strip, which I can easily weave and wind it in the hands, fix it, or slip the loop under the last winding – in the photo it can be seen, it is possible with an English pin. Next, we take three bands, it’s better if at least two of them are knitted. In order not to stick out the sections and thread four times, cut inwards.
We fix with the needle thread the beginning of the spit and the plait, the plait … When the strip ends, here we already sew the next thread with a needle thread.
If you need to distract yourself, go at last !!! Prepare dinner for the family, I take it with a regular pin so that the braid does not disintegrate.
Rugs can be made round and oval. You can and other forms if you want.
Well, the last technological moment that I developed for myself. I’m right-handed, so when I start sewing braids – just over the edge, and quite thickly – the hard mat turns out – I put the scythe counter-clockwise. Tried the opposite, but there is more risk to draw and get a bubble in the middle of the carpet – it will be difficult to “trample” then. And with such a stacking risk is much less to draw, so if there is a bubble, then everything will settle down during operation.
Left-handed, probably, it is necessary to do the opposite. Try it!
That’s what can happen if you have enough patience …
Hope you like this mat of plaits.