Wicker rugs, the photos of which we present to you, look very home-like. Introduced in the colonial era, woven and knitted rugs are still popular today. Their material is attractive and durable. In addition, they look great in any interior, from a log house to a modern apartment. Find out more about their production, materials, advantages, and disadvantages.
Wicker rugs were common in the American colonies primarily because of their warm properties. The rugs are durable and double-sided, most of the round or oval in shape, but octagonal shapes are also found. Today, woven carpets are made from two materials: fabric or yarn.
The process for making rugs from fabric is as follows: strips of fabric, usually wool, cotton, or both, are sewn together and folded to hide the raw edges of the fabric. These strips are woven together and sewn with others of the same type. This is how the carpet is created.
This woven rug features an ancient pattern called the multi-circle.
Yarn carpets are cheaper than others. They are made by winding dyed yarn around a tubular filler. The filler material can be either natural or synthetic, and the yarn should be cotton, woolen, or at least synthetic.
This photo shows a yarn rug. Such a pattern is pleasing to the eye and easily harmonizes with the overall interior.
In modern interiors, carpets of more muted, slightly faded colors, such as yellowish, brown, or blue, look good.
Crocheted carpets are the fruit of very painstaking work. These carpets are considered to be more decorative. The central theme for their design can be repeating geometric elements, decorations, and animals.
The main pattern of this carpet is the cat’s eye.
The modern process for the production of knitted carpets is as follows: thin strips of woolen loops folded with a knitting needle are pulled through a hard fabric, such as burlap. Due to the high density of the loops, the carpets seem to be very durable.
The hooks that are used today in carpet making are of two types: thin and simple. Smaller details are embroidered with fine crochet hooks. And simple, larger details are embroidered with simple crochet hooks.
Pros of knitted carpets
The designs of these carpets are very varied. They give a cozy and homely atmosphere, more than any other rug. Handmade carpets are real works of art.
Pet claws and a vacuum cleaner can easily damage the carpet. Do not use the carpet in rooms with high traffic, and then it will delight you for many years.
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