Been busy working on three different rugs at once, starting a fourth, and planning the fifth. I’ve also been trying to get a good workflow going – not just for the weaving, but the fringes, steaming, taking and editing photos, and this blog. I think I have it pretty well sorted, so here is a update on what I have been working on.
Here is the finished color blending rug. Turned out to be quite the rainbow of color.
For the fringe, I opted for a a “twisted fringe,” like a rope or multiplied yarn. It is quicker and easier to get consistent than a braid. Thanks to “Finishes in the Ethnic Tradition,” by Suzanne Baizerman and Karen Searle, I also added this kind of macrame bit, called a square knot sennit, that pulls the threads together before doing the twisting.
Also, I finally finished the yellow stripe rug, but not before I wove the entire next rug – it’s off the loom and waiting for finishing and I’ll post more on that soon.
Here’s the finished stripe rug on the drying rack (with the to-be-woven fifth rug on the winders on either side).
And some of the detail:
Next up: faux wood grain. Well, sort of.