I wanted to try some weaving in the round, so I took a Wagon Wheel Round Rug weaving class at the Black Sheep Gathering. At the class, we made our own round loom out of PVC piping, then sewed a knit fabric to it for pinning our warp strips. Initially, 8 strips were laid across as initial warp (red). Then, a 9th strip was started at the frame (laid next to one of the 8), but when I got to the middle, this also became the initial weft. As I worked out, every few rows, a new pair of warp strips were added. First the flowery print, then the green. I like the weaving technique, but I didn't like the frame I was using. I think I needed a more rigid frame.... A wagon wheel would have been nice! Apparently, these rugs were woven by some of the early pioneers who had to work with what they had.
Wagon Wheel Rug