Friday, July 25, 2014


Rag balls were and still are essential in the making of woven, braided, plaited, and crocheted rugs.  Strips of fabric ¼”-1”wide were cut from old clothes, mill ends or old rugs disassembled.  The rags were made into large balls, then wound onto shuttles for weaving or pulled from the ball to crochet it.  It was always nice when a helper cut and made rag balls for the artist or craftsperson as was done in many crafty families.

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