Back in October, I had made a series of plain weave rugs on the Gilmore loom for sale at the holiday markets. Of the five, I sold two in November and one in January. I thought I should probably take photos and share before they’re all gone and I have no record of them.
The first is a rug similar to an earlier one with what I was calling tie dyed yarn. This one uses some green/yellow/brown yarns plied together that created a grainy effect. Nice rug, if you like yellow. The rug also uses a design scheme that I have use a few times before and I think the proportions work well. One of the sold rugs used this same design, but with red and black stripes and a black and orange tie dyed yarn.
The fringe features my go to finish, the Celtic braid. I know it’s not, but a neighbor once it looked like some kind of Celtic knot, so for lack of another name, that’s what I call it.
The other one features some simple stripes using a rustic, bulky yarn.
This one has no fringe, which usually doesn’t work well with a plain weave rug. But in this case, the yarn was bulky and fluffy enough that it could stretch and accommodate the fringe threads being darned back into the rug.
I’m still playing around with developing a good setting for photographing my work. For some past works, I have just laid them on the bare studio floor, which is vinyl but painted over. I have nothing against it in principle, but really, who paints a floor brick red? Ugh. This set features a white table cloth on the floor. Mrs. Daylight had the idea of stretching it tight and holding it down with weights. Overall, it worked out well. There are skylights and lots of windows in the studio and the light is generally pretty good. But it was cloudy and getting late in the day, so my background ended up with a blue tint. Even so, I think the rug colors are pretty accurate.
Next up: from the Cranbrook loom