Tuesday, July 19, 2011

12 foot rug

I finished my rug. I had no idea how long it would be when I took it off the loom. It is 12 feet long. Not really long enough to be a full stair runner, but it fits perfectly in the hallway of my house. These photos were taken at Altus Healing Arts in Chelsea Vermont.

I'm happy with it. During each weaving session I was having my doubts. Being the frugal gal that I am, I used all my discard fabric for this rug, things I did not like enough to use for other projects. When weaving, the materials are a foot or so from my eyes so I was having many thoughts along the lines of, "These fabrics are so ugly. I am making an ugly rug."

But now that it's on the floor I am not seeing the "ugliness" of the prints, just areas of color, and it's pretty nice. I'm happy with my choice of the "peacock" and "duck" colored warps which I alternated to get a light teal-ish color that unifies the whole thing. Don't I look proud of myself? I hope to get back to Altus to do more weaving in the fall.

1 comment:

Blue Roof Designs said...

Love love love! Great job. :)