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Rug-making is an ancient craft, and covers a variety of techniques.
Braided rugs are made by sewing many little strips of cloth together into longer strips. The long strips are then braided together, sewn at the ends, coiled around in a circular or oval pattern, and sewn together at the edges to hold it in its circular pattern.
Similar to latch hooked rugs, hooked rugs are made by pulling strips of yarn or fabric through a stiff woven base.
Latch hook rugs are made by pulling of fixed-length string of yarn through a stiff, perforated base. The strings of yarn are looped around using a tool and secured tighly to the cross-sections of the base. Different color pieces of yarn can be used to form an image when completed.
Rag rugs were commonly made in households up to the middle of the 20th century by using odd scraps of fabric on a background of old sacking.
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