Of all of the rugs and baskets, the Bohemian Braid items are the ones which are guaranteed to have people shaking their heads. Bohemian Braid rugs and baskets is so rigid that folks cannot believe that there isn't some artificial trick to the technique. There is no trick -- just this old method that has no equal!
The unique Bohemian Braid creates a basketweave texture on one side and a braided texture on the other, in rugs and baskets. It is so stiff that people will think a rope is used inside for stiffening, but the Bohemian Braid is done with just a single strand of fabric. The book covers both the traditional Bohemian Braid and the Modern Bohemian Braid, developed by the author for use with continuous strands. The book is the first time either of the methods have appeared in print. Instructions for round, square, oval, pentagon and rectangular rugs and baskets.
About the Rags to Rugs Books by Master Rugmaker Diana Blake Gray
Each of these books covers one or two related techniques in depth with step by step photos and drawings. While some of these books include specific rug projects, they are really designed to give you the skills to make your own rugs with the technique and inspire your own creativity. These are all 8.5" by 5.5", 40 pages, black & white photos, with color covers.
To learn more about these rugs, you are cordially invited to take the Rag Rugs Tour on the Rugmakers Homestead Website at www.rugmakershomestead.com