Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wherein I Weave a Rug

Yesterday I did something I've been promising myself for a long time I would do.  I wove a rug.  My handweaving guild owns a number of looms which are always ready for someone to rent for a day to weave with.  An added bonus for me is that those looms are stored in the studio of one of my good friends.  So yesterday I drove over to her home, sat down in front of one of the four harness looms and wove my first rug.

Picking through the balls and scraps of old fabric, I chose my favorite color scheme--mostly blues.



Since the loom was already warped, I was able to start right in and weave a twenty-three inch wide rug which is forty-one inches long.  It'll be a perfect addition to the back entry hall.


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I think I may have found a new hobby.

8 comments:

ellen b. said...

Very nice! Love the colors.

Gracie Saylor said...

Well done, Linda! So far loop potholders are the main sort of "weaving" I have done :) I admire your ability to create more complex projects!

nikkipolani said...

Wow wow wow! How fun is that! And to have all the colors you love from scraps.

Mereknits said...

Oh my it is gorgeous, I am thinking of crocheting up a rug with scrap fabric.
Hugs,
Meredith

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a very satisfying day. I'm a fan of hand woven rag rugs. Mary P

Mia said...

I love that rug!!! It's lovely!!!

Ilene said...

Many, many years ago I worked as a tour guide at the Ephrata Cloister. We had a guy who demonstrated weaving, using the old loom from the 1700's. He really enjoyed it, and it was always fun to watch. I think it might give me a backache to be the one weaving, though!

Roxie said...

steamboat Too cool for school! You know, rug weaving has been used as therapy for everyone from the chronically depressed to veterans with PTSD. It's good for your soul!