The above picture shows my latest rug (I've made two). I can't remember how I first learned about twining rugs. At the time, there wasn't a lot of information online but there sure is now! I tried to make my own loom but finally realized I needed measurements and some instruction on how to turn the ends. So I bought this book on Amazon. It was the only book at the time. Now there are many.
If you decide to buy this book, make sure you buy this edition. (The reviews for the latest edition are not good.) Yes, it is expensive at $14.99 but the instructions are given photo by photo. And the exact measurements are given to make your own loom. I still use this book to remind me how to turn the ends.
You twine from the ends, inwardly. I twine 4 rows on one end, flip the loom and twine 4 rows from there.
I was thrilled when I realized I could use my antique spools to store my strips. I tore the strips into 3" strips, then folded them in half, then wound them onto the spool. Storing the strips like this makes the fold permanent.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. I enjoy twining rugs. I also enjoy the ruggedness of the rugs. So if you want a hobby that is cheap, easy, relaxing, and fun, this may be it!
Many blessings ~ Kathie