Cut fabrics into 5cm strips, making 3 piles.
To join strips from first pile together, cut a small hole in each strip end.
Pull the cut end of strip A through the hole in strip B, about 5cm.
Pull the uncut end of strip A through the cut end of strip A, pull it all the way.
Pull the ends of strip A and strip B away from each other to complete join
Continue joining strips and wind into a tidy ball. Repeat Steps 2–6 to make 2 more balls. These will be your starting balls. More strips can be cut and joined as your rug grows.
Knot the ends of the 3 balls together and begin plaiting. You may choose to plait your entire rug before sewing together or plait and sew in stages as you see the colours growing in rounds.
With needle and thread, working on what will be the wrong side, hand stitch the end of the plait into a coil. Continue stitching, catching the adjacent edges of the plaits as you work out from the centre.
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