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How to Tie Amish Knots

by Elizabeth Ireland
Tying Amish knots is a fairly simple crafting technique that results in beautiful and useful rag rugs. The Amish knot rug, also called a toothbrush rug, uses castoff sheets, clothing, curtains -- any type of fabric that can be torn into long strips. An over-and-under weaving technique known as the A...
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