This Christmas, my sister surprised me with a handwoven rug she made with the help of my kids. Woven on a loom like this one, the rug is so soft and super thick, perfect for the cold floor under my desk. I recognize some of the fabrics they used–several were of the “what was I thinking?” variety, but they look great woven in strips. Metal bars along the sides of the rug loom help keep the weaving straight and even. My sister swears this was not a difficult project. How lucky am I?