Step 4: Adding colors.
When you reach the end of a piece of t-shirt yarn, just add more using the method in this detailed tutorial on how to make continuous t-shirt yarn.
Because I was weaving with double strands, it was fun to play with combinations of colors.
As you can see from the photos below, I changed the colors from yellow-yellow, to yellow-white, to white-white, etc. The possibilities are endless!
When using two colors, you can create a “peppermint” look by twisting the two color strands as you weave.
Push each row up as you weave. The rug will stay nice and tight, and you can take a break and come back to it anytime!
Once you reach the desired length on the t-shirt rag rug, remove the warp one section at a time from the bottom bar. Tie a knot as you remove each piece. Slide out the side bars from the rug.
Trim the warp at where we tied the knots. If you weave all the way to the bottom bar, you may not have any extra warp to trim.
Below are some other color combinations. The dark brown color really makes a big difference!
You can also dye white t-shirts to make any colors for your t-shirt rag rug. I can just imagine something beautiful like indigo! Here’s a tutorial on how to make your own indigo tie-dye fabric –