This Custom Mini Rug Starter Kit comes with a Tool!
ROUND: It will be a small starter, solid color, about 3 1/2", perfect to create a cottage style rug with scrap fabric strips, a variety of new fabrics, or recycled cotton sheets!
LIMITED TIME - OVAL OPTION! For a limited time, I will offer this starter kit in an oval shape for an additional $5. ($20 total cost). The starter will be the base for a rug approximately 30" x 20".
The Toothbrush Rug is also known as the Amish Knot Rag Rug and it is created solely by tying knots! The hardest part to learn, is the start. A starter will get you going on your first rug or save you time if you have already learned the knotting process.
UPDATE: Some of the color selections are out of stock. I will restock as I find similar shades of fabric. Meanwhile, new color selections are being added. Please see photos. * Purple is darker than in the photos above.
LEFT HANDED RUG STARTER and LEFT HANDED INSTRUCTIONS now available! This listing is primarily for right handed rug starters and instructions, but I have developed left handed instructions as well. If you prefer a LEFT HANDED KIT, please include a note with your order requesting left hand.
1. CHOOSE YOUR SOLID COLOR
2. CHOOSE YOUR RUNNER COLOR - white or cream CHOOSE YOUR SHAPE ($15 round/$20 oval)
3. ADD A NOTE to your order if you want a LEFT HAND KIT. Otherwise, a right hand kit will be shipped.
ADD YOUR OWN cotton or cotton poly blend fabric, torn into strips, to complete this rug and design it with a mixed up pattern of many colors. See an example in the photos above. Adding about the equivalent of 2 full size flat sheets will give you a small round rug. Add more fabric and make it as big as you'd like! (If you use new fabric, please wash the fabric BEFORE you cut your strips. Pre-washed fabric is a must!)
The fabric in this starter are 2 1/2" wide. Your fabric should be torn to the same width.
I have created videos to demonstrate how to start a round toothbrush rug and how to create the knots. I can send you the link or you can view them on my youtube channel: Whitehouse Whimsies and Rugs. I will also provide written instructions when you purchase a rug starter. The instructions compliment my videos. If you have trouble, I will be glad to give some helpful hints or suggestions, but I cannot guarantee your success in learning how to do this. With practice you will get better and it is an addicting hobby for those who enjoy it. With the hardest part done for you, it is certainly worth a try!
The toothbrush rug tool, or needle as some call it, that comes with this kit will be either red oak, walnut, cherry or maple, depending on our inventory. After using the tool for awhile, the wood will become conditioned and get smoother and smoother as it is used.
Everything you needed to get started on a rug. It turned out amazing!
Jul 3, 2018 by Kelsey Yearick
I’m still,adding the plain yellow starter I purchased. Super fast shipping. Love the wooden “toothbrush”needle
Jun 28, 2018 by Dorri Hall
Fast shipping! Great instructions. Can't wait to start "rugging"
May 23, 2018 by Pamela Johnson
Just what I wanted...and with ultra-fast shipping!
Apr 5, 2018 by kellerma
Eeeeee! So much fun. I haven't done these rugs since I was little. Took a bit to remember how to do them (and I'm still not sure I can do the start, but we'll see), but now it's to the point that I have to rest my hands before my arthritis starts yelling at me. Thank you so much!