Sunday, 30 January 2011


I thought I would show you a few things I have made with 'Hoopla Yarn'. .. Hoopla is a salvaged product making it very eco-friendly. When huge rolls of jersey or T-shirt type fabric are made, the edges are trimmed at the end of manufacture.  These edges are called the 'selvedges', so Hoopla is salvaged selvedges!

I made this rug in about 4 hours on a handweaving loom (once I had threaded up the sticks ), using 2 cones of blue and 1 of each of red and green.  The ends are simply knotted and I have sewn in the loose ends.
This stripey rug used up lots of little strips of Hoopla, but with all the colour changes, there are lots of tied ends showing.  I could hide these by 'hooking them in' with a crochet hook.
I quite like the 'shabby chic' look! This rug isn't finished yet....

One small project - my first hand weaving loom attempt!  This is smaller and makes a great placemat or pad for putting hot dishes on the table.  I used about 3/4 cone of a pink Hoopla Yarn.
The principle of rug making on a hand weaving loom is the same as working with hand weaving just take the yarn in and out of the sticks.

If you want to know more about Hoopla Yarn click HERE

For more information on Hand Weaving Looms and Weaving Sticks click HERE

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