There appears to very little information about this wonderful way of making rugs. I have met many people who could explain how they were made and some even had made them. It is done with a large hook with a eye of a needle at the opposite end and so the work is 'locked ' in with wool yarn.
There is a strong tradition here in the North West of Ireland in the making of these rugs but it dyeing out fast. As far as I can gather the word Lumra is the Irish for fleece. To make a rug for the floor would be a big job and it would use a lot of wool. This is a small square that I have made, my second attempt. My first was made with different coloured natural fleece which is very affective