Thursday, November 01, 2007

Two-sided Rag Rug

two-sided rag rug - TOPProgress on the rag rug found in the November/December 2007 Handweaving Magazine is slow-going. I think winding pirns is so much faster than cutting fabric strips, tapering the ends, and winding onto ski shuttles. And the weaving itself is also slower. I'm under the impression that the strips shouldn't have a twist in them as they lie in the shed. However today, I'm going to experiment with not worrying about it and seeing if it makes a significant difference in the finished weaving. If not, maybe ignoring twists will help speed up the process.

two-sided rag rug - shot from belowI do like this results of this project. Reversible things always appeal to me. Although in this case, the rug is going to be given to some friends of ours as a thank you gift.

1 comment:

Rachelle said...

Is this Kimberly Louie? :))
Wow, I read this, and I think you are talking in a foreign language, Klingon perhaps... *nods head*
I want to learn how to weave, I am hoping for a loom soon, a free one (woo-hoo!!!!) and then maybe I'll be able to speak weaverease.

The 'hats' are actually headbands :)) The llama folks that come to all the parades with us actually find felt santa hats, then they cut holes for the ears, and use zip ties to fasten them to their halters! I might try that next year, those headbands just fall off if they are determined to lose them.
I will be back to learn more about your cool loom!