This is my little table top loom that I learned on. I had it set up in my book store for a year or so.
This rug was made from some favorite old cotton sweaters that I wore for years, I had 3 just alike, but different colors, peach, cream, and pale green. I love the texture of the sweaters. Easy to do by cutting them in strips vertically, I sew strips together randomly to make a ball then weave from that. So there is no pattern to it. I added a couple of 3 inch strips of cream selvage material to add a different texture.
In the basket you can see some fatter rugs that are made from selvage that I purchased in a 65# box. It will come in assorted colors and does weave thicker rugs and as a friend mentioned that they might look like the old shag rugs, well sorta, kinda. Actually not quite that stringy. Some of the selvage is softer and finer. It is fun to try to match up some of the colors. These were a mossy green and cream. The shorter ones in front were just made from curtains with a blue warp.
So the imagination makes options unlimited.
So my next stage is to work with this older floor loom that I acquired recently. I will add some pictures and document my progress with it as I go.