Hi there everyone


Posted on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 23:41

Ok, for some reason the message I put in did not show up. I am new to weaving and just got my first loom a Union 36 to weave rag rugs with. I have been making a rug a day for the past 3 weeks and loving it. I was wondering if there is any one else on here from St. Clair County Michigan?

Posted on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 06:07

people from Michigan looking to connect for sure. Use the Search function and type in "Michigan". I wonder if there is a Michiganers group on here... if not, you could start one :) There was a recent post from someone in your state looking to connect with weavers in her area and there were a lot of links shared in the comments. I recommend you dig around for that one. And welcome :)

Posted on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 17:00

wow, what a way to start.  I'm having fun learning on my Union 36 also, but afraid I can't keep up with that!  What are you using for your weft?

Posted on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 17:08

What are you going to do with all those rugs?   Pictures please!


Posted on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 18:16

jenjscott and SallyE I am going to start up with my farmers markets this spring and will take them with me. We also have a few festivals this summer. I make cinn. almond granola and a granola breakfast bar all natural with local honey along with our fresh veggies from our garden. I recycle a lot of items and well why not old clothing too!!

Posted on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 18:25

Oh I am sorry I am useing 8/2 cotton warp that was on the loom when I bought it. My weft is old clothing and fabric my friends and family would have thrown away. I also had some fabric left over from some of the furniture I have recovered. I am useing 2" strips sewn together. I was told and read in a book that this is the old Finnish way of weaving rag rugs. I would like to try dish towels next. I am on the look out for a real good deal on a small portable loom.