RH WAL for mug rugs starting soon

I am bringing the upcoming WAL over from the RH group, hoping everyone interested in a new WAL will follow.

I am looking for suggestions.  Steve, I think, mentioned a cleft weft?  Can you enlighten us on this weave structure.

any further ideas for the RH loom? Weft structures. 
I want to put on one cotton warp using 8/2 cotton doubled and sample some interested structures that can also be mug rugs for gifts.  It's a twofer opportunity.

Thoughts? Ideas? Drafts? Pictures? Whatcha got?


PS-This will start on November 29 or 30.


Posted on Wed, 11/25/2009 - 11:45

Finger laces (the many forms of leno, Brook's Bouquet, Tarascan, etc.), embroidery weaves, clasped weft, clasped warp, beaded wefts, tapestry, etc. 


Virginia West, Finishing Touches for the Handweaver

Jeanetta Jones, Embroidery Weave Workshop (book)

Nancy Harvey, Tapestry Weaving

Betty Davenport, Textures and Patterns for the Rigid Heddle Loom

Laurie Autio

Posted on Wed, 11/25/2009 - 16:17

I'd love to do a series based on the Textures and Patterns book, but I've got Christmas gifts to weave (don't know anyone who would use mug rugs) so I won't be joining in this time.

Posted on Thu, 01/07/2010 - 10:30

hi to all,

I couldn't  stand it no longer to sit around doing nothing. So i took my little frame loom and put a continuous warp on it. It is in pure Saori -style  ,totaly without any  planning and is intended to be 4 mug rugs. I use some leftover novelty yarn and I am weaving weftreb.I wonder how it will turn out in the end but i am happy to be weaving again.

I am also testing some new yarn(rope)for stringheddles .It is nylon(yah I know) only 0,5 mm ,from diy-shop (used when putting floortiles in)I will see how it behaves and if the knots stay in place.


Posted on Fri, 01/08/2010 - 12:21

Hi Jeannine,

Your string heddles look good! I may be the only person who hates nylon for heddles-it's good to experiment and see how you feel about it.

You said your yarn is a novelty one-what is it exactly-it looks very ''rustic'' in the photos.


Posted on Wed, 01/13/2010 - 15:09

the main weft is a strand of  60thin gray and black acrylic yarns( I have lots of thin yarn must make combinations) ;the other is black with lurex ;the red is eyelash yarn with a litlle red lurex .you can see it in this picture.



Posted on Thu, 01/14/2010 - 12:08

Cool mug rugs Jeannine.  I looked at your flickr photos, too.  I like the bits of color in your rugs.  they look casual and spontaneous.  


Posted on Thu, 01/14/2010 - 12:52

Love the mugs, and loved your other photos - you must have had fun experimenting - and mug rugs are ideal for that! I hope you realise that this gets contagious!!!! I already have projects about to become to take form, and there you are wickedly suggesting another fun thing I could be doing, hehe! But I can't have an empty loom can I?

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2010 - 16:36

thank you all for the nice reactions:)

I know it gets contagious and I struggle to limit the amount of project i have going .I also am tempted by the rosepathwal but i have put that on hold because for the moment i am still limited to the frame loom. next project is a test of my homespun yarn.


Posted on Thu, 01/14/2010 - 17:11

hi laverne ,no not on my backstrap yet; i have put a continuous warp on the frameloom so don't have to keep it under tension with my body; I want to see how sticky the yarn gets and if  there will be pilling on the heddles or not.I will show the results in backstrapgroup ;