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Mistakes Galore Rag Rug

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Twined pattern changes
Rug rag-1 warp
Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Fri, 12/16/2016 - Thu, 01/19/2017
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
0
Length on Loom: 
33.00 in
Width on Loom: 
19.50 in
Finished Length: 
33.00 in
Finished Width: 
16.00 in
Notes: 

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?

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Charming

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.  

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Queezle's picture
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Nice!

And I love the natural light you have for working!  For a first effort, and self-taught, this is great!

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Coming from talented weavers

...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.

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10 ashus  That's great! 

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!

http://chantalsstudio.blogspot.com/2010/...

 

Keep up the great work!!

 

 

 

 

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