This is my first twined rag rug. It has mistakes galore, but it will lay upon my floor giving joy and comfort. I received the book, Twined Rag Rugs, by Bobbie Irwin in the mail. My next project will have fewer mistakes - more even edges, a smoother twined pattern, and better technique on the turns.
Certain color patterns showed up by accident. It will be fun when I learn to do it on purpose. If I had used multiple fabrics the color patterns and mistakes wouldn't have been as evident. This form of weaving is very forgiving.
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Warp and Weft: polyester cotton sheets torn into 1 inch strips. Used white for the warp because it does not show when finished.
Self built Salish loom - There are no heddles, so I put '0' for the number of shafts. Is that correct?
Your rug is charming. It is a bit like Saori--rather than 'mistakes.' It also shows how different the look can be without changing materials that is quite the opposite of Saori. I think it also informs color challenge work.
And I love the natural light you have for working! For a first effort, and self-taught, this is great!
...such as yourselves, the praise and encouragement is making me beam. (No pun intended.)
Natural light for daily living. Like a plant, I gotta have it.
10 ashus That's great! Twining is a lot of fun. I taught myself too. It's what got me into weaving. The rugs are super thick and will last for a long time. I like the zigzags you got going there.
Here's an inspiring site for a different twining effect too. I haven't tried it yet, but it's on my list. Someday!
Keep up the great work!!