Submitted by etobin00 on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 05:22 Hi everyone! I am just starting to make rugs! I have a large Macomber loom. I am looking for any tips and advice I can possible get on the subject as there are no classes where I live. I would like to make Rosepath rugs. Log in or register to post comments Comments Posted on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:14 rosepath rugs Karen Isenhower has a rosepath rug in the March 2017 Handwoven magazine, with instructions. Joanne Posted on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:14 Rugs on a Jack Loom You might get more response if you narrowed your field somewhat. What specifically are you looking for help with? There are quite a few books out on weaving rugs; that might be a good place to start. I'm not sure I would start with a weft faced weave on a jack loom. Macs are nice heavy looms, but the tension may be hard to get. Posted on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:51 Rospath I should correct my eariier post. I was confusing rosepath with boundweave (a senior moment, for sure). Rosepath is not a weft-faced weave. You may want to search weavo for jack loom rugs for some of the issues seen weaving rugs with a rising shed. Posted on Mon, 12/25/2017 - 03:50 handwoven rugs Merry Christmas all! I hope you all enjoy your winter break/holiday. I am sort of tired of weavers commenting that it is difficult to weave a nice tight rug on a jack loom. I have woven hundreds of rugs in my fourty+ years of weaving, and they all have been on jack looms. I have sold every one of them save the few I have around my home. Twill threadings make excellent rugs (including Rosepath); Mary Atwater included a Rosepath threading in her rug monograph, published more than 50 years ago. You have to use the correct warp and spacing (epi), and a good sturdy loom to weave a good rug. Currently, my rug loom is a J-Made 60 inch 8 harness beauty. I use 8/5 or 8/6 linen for warp, and more and more often, my handspun yarn for weft. Also, boundweave is not a threading, it is a method of weaving a weft-faced heavy fabric that completely covers the warp but is firm enough to withstand foot traffic without having the weft move around at all.