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June 30, 2012

when I started this warp I didn’t plan on it taking so long to finish

I wove to the very end – only 11 inches of loom waste

because I warp from the back and place the loop in the warp chain over the rod on the back beam I have thrums that measure approx. 20 inches

and there are more rags and fabric – ready for the next rag project

now to design and sew the jacket

5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2012 9:37 am

    I love that second photograph!


  2. June 30, 2012 8:22 pm

    Wow jean! I don’t have a loom unfortunately (not in my small apartment) but I want to make an indigo coloured rug from rags. Do you have any alternative suggestions for techniques I could use?


    • June 30, 2012 8:50 pm

      Myra – either braiding or hooking are possibilities?


      • July 1, 2012 9:32 am

        Myra – a friend of mine makes rag rugs by knitting. She adds short pieces of fabric and then makes the stitch, then for the next row lays all the rags in the same direction and knits straight across. Does that make sense? it works a treat.


      • July 1, 2012 10:40 am

        Lis – sounds really interesting, I love any technique that uses up bits and pieces. My Mother came from Nova Scotia where there is a long tradition of hooked rag rugs – I have an ancient one of my grandmothers


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