Last summer some friends with a wood shop allowed me to use their expertise to make a simple wood frame using some maple 2x2's I got at Home Depo. They made a jig for me and predrilled the holes for the upper and lower screws and I took the whole thing home and put it together last summer. In August '09 I took some old sheets I found at 50% off at Good Will and ripped them into sections about 2" wide each and started the process of warping and then twining the rug but had to put it aside as fall projects got most of my attention. Now that it's winter I have time to work on it again.
Twinning is the art of using up old rags and making something useful like rugs for the house. In this case I'm hoping to use this rug at the sliding glass door to catch the rain/mud that comes in on the paws of my cats and dogs. It's a nice thick fabric that is turning out nicely. When its done I might over dye it but we'll have to wait and see how it goes, I've got a long way to go before I get to that point!