Q: Will I be able to make the rugs once I have purchased the pattern or video?
A: What I have found from being in business for almost 15 years, is that if you are a visual learner, I would recommend the oval video tape. If you learn from reading then I would suggest the pattern. I have found a small percentage needs both. I personally believe the tape is the easiest way to learn. After you have learned the basics, then I would purchase the patterns for the different designs. (Think of ways that you have learned other crafts and what you know works best for you.)
Q: Do I need to know how to crochet or knit?
Q: Do you think that I can make the rugs?
A: Yes, I have children that make my rugs and send me their ribbons that they have won at the Fair. I have had one five year old who was really interested in making the rugs, make one. She was an exception! I think most 8 year-old children can make the rugs, if they have an interest in rug making.
Q: Many people ask. Can someone who is handicapped make my rugs?
A: Absolutely yes, I have had wonderful results working with the blind and other handicapped people. The method that we use doesnâ€™t require a lot of hard pulling or twisting with your hands or wrists. I find my method to be very relaxing and therapeutic.
Q: Will my rug lay flat?
A: Yes, if you understand the increasing principle in the pattern.
Q: Are the rugs machine washable?
A: Yes, you can machine wash and dry.
Q: What fabric do you use for the best results?
A: Any fabric can be used including plastic grocery bags. However, the best fabric is 100% cotton because it is more absorbent, the fabric tears with less raveling, has more loft and is easier on your hands.
Q: Do I need to have any previous skills or knowledge before I start your method?
A: No, but having dexterity skills is helpful. I have seen ladies that struggle with dexterity overcome by being determined and end up with some very nice rugs.
-- My hope is that I have answered your questions and that you will find the answers helpful in the future.