So this past summer I apprenticed at the Portland Fiber Gallery in Portland, Maine, my hometown. I came back from school this past semester dying to weave, and so whipped out three rugs during my winter break.
Here's the first one I made, which is about 3 feet by 5 feet and made entirely from fabric in my mom's quilting stash (the brown is the center, contrary to the proportions of the first picture):
and a close-up of the weaving:
And artistically arranged on top of my cat:
The second one I made was for my boss at the Fiber Gallery. She gave me the yarn, told me roughly how much she wanted of each color, and then left on vacation for a week and let me design the pattern myself. The yarn is a mohair/wool blend by Wilde and Woolly, and the rug is about 3 feet by 7 feet.
See, you can kind of see my cat in this picture (he's the lump on the right):
first closeup of the stripes:
second closeup of the stripes!
The third rug is what I like to refer as a floor sweepings rug--it's some yarn we wanted to get rid of at the Gallery, and some strips left over from my rag rug, and the warp that was left after I finished my boss' rug. About 3 feet by 4 feet:
Thanks for looking! It was a great way to spend winter break!