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Donna & Gary McFarland
3222 Massey Ford Rd.
Union, MO 63084
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Rugging with Julie

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The New DVD and Video is now available!
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As many of you may know, my business has been for sale. Well, today, I am happy and sad to say that I have sold this rugging business to a fellow crafter at Silver Dollar City. Donna McFarland is the new owner and I am going to help her for this first year when she is getting her feet wet. Maybe you will see me at Silver Dollar City. The good part is that I won't be putting kits together anymore and hunting for material to cut up. I also know that my work on this project for the past 22 years is not in vein. It will go on! There is a tear in my eye as I let it go. I truly enjoyed teaching this craft to anyone and everyone. So Good Luck Donna, and call anytime for help.
Thanks, Julie

I'm getting many orders from this web site where the shipping is calculated too high. I adjust it when I send the order out. I don't like to spend too much on shipping either. Usually your order goes out the next


Being a rug maker is an easy hobby, and I can teach you how. My patterns and DVD with the practice start is all that you need. Getting the material already cut and color co-ordinated is so easy and cheap. The toothbrush rug is the best and easiest to make. Order on line or call and talk directly to Donna

I have "Frequently Asked Questions" on the Bulletin Board. Check it out!!

I invented this headband at Silver Dollar City. You could also use
it as a belt. it's just the start of the oval rug, casting on and going back.

Edna Mae Hatfield, a street character, at Silver Dollar City,
is wearing the head band that I made.

This is a butterfly that I invented at Silver Dollar City. Make 2
small hearts and make a short oval start for the body. Whip stitch
them together.

This little 6 year old girl sat down and learned to rug at Silver
Dollar City in Branson, MO.

This little girl is picking out her "hot pot pad kit" after
learning how to make a rug.

Here I am on a cold day at Silver Dollar City. Wayne made the green satin scarf for me,
since I forgot mine at home. It's one of the few days that I moved into the booth..

It's very helpful when one learns and helps another. Shannon is in 8th grade and spent some time helping others in our booth.

Julie is posing with some of Silver Dollar City's favorites, Shorty (7feet
tall), and Terry Sanders, disguised as an old lady, in his 25th year of
entertaining folks.

This rug is 40" by 90" and weighs 12 pounds. The fabric to make it costs
$36.00 and it takes many hours and is not the easiest rug to make. Made by
Julie, 2005
This rug is 24" by 36" and takes 3 pounds of material and about 10
hours. Material costs $9.00 and finished rug costs $47.00

Wayne has the needle in his mouth because he's adding on more material. Toward the end it took over an hour to get around the rug once.
Wayne made this 6 1/2' by 7 1/2' rug in 3 months. It weighs 24 pounds, which is $72 in material. It's in our living room.

Grandchildren, Olivia, 6, and Jonathon, 11, learned to rug in the motorhome
when Grandma was visiting in Spring Grove, Illinois.

We are working in our booth at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri.


Wayne and I received this trophy for 'Craftsman of the Year' at Silver
Dollar City, 2004. You know we are so proud of that!

Scandinavian Loop Weaving & Kits

The idea of "Scandinavian Loop Weaving" began long before America. In the Scandinavian countries, they made mittens and strainers. After migrating to America, rugs were needed for cold floors. Some wise woman adapted the pattern to her needs. She also kept her kids busy making rugs. Many older men tell the story of how they helped their mothers with this.

Another name for this is the "toothbrush rug". As civilization progressed, the needle was no longer made of bone or wood. Instead the bristles of a toothbrush were cut off and the handle whittled to a point.

We no longer make toothbrush needles, but have hand-crafted wooden needles made of walnut, oak, cedar sassafras or basswood. All needles are guaranteed, just send it back if you have any problems.

There are many projects you can make with Scandinavian Loop Weaving:

  • Rugs
  • Baskets
  • Wall hangings
  • Cat beds
  • Coasters
  • Casserole carriers
  • Toilet seat covers
  • And much more...

We give rug classes and demonstrations. A good way to start at home is with the "rug making kits" or "Seasonal Special".


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Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce
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Belinda Gail Sings

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