Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Little loom.

I dragged my homemade table loom into the camper so I can work on the rugs. I have to move it to open the fridge or make the bed but otherwise it fits pretty well. Now I just need to get something for the warp. I'm thinking I'd like to get some nylon string that won't rot out, even though I hate working with it. It's slippery and a little harder to warp the loom. I'm better at warping now so it should be ok.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Re Rag Rug Experiment

I've heard about people taking a rag rug apart and re-weaving it, especially if it was a family heirloom that was coming apart. This isn't exactly a family heirloom, but it certainly was coming apart. The string warp was breaking, but the cloth weft was still in pretty good shape if somewhat faded. The fading seems to give it a softer look.
It came apart pretty easily, but I should have measured it before I started ripping it apart so I'd know how much rug I'll have to work with. I don't have a place to set up my bigger looms so I'm going to see what I can do with a table loom. I think I'll make smaller pieces and stitch them together.