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Topic: the FAAAAHBULOUS rug-weaving I've been doing--holy cheese it's image crazy!  (Read 8071 times)
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« on: January 18, 2007 08:46:21 PM »

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:

Close-up:


Thanks for looking! It was a great way to spend winter break!
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007 08:55:03 PM »

those are fantastic!
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007 09:07:33 PM »

WISTed!  Amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2007 09:43:25 PM »

Nice work....very rustic!
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007 10:35:09 PM »

Stripedy rugs always make me happy!  They're lovely!
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2007 10:41:02 PM »

Those are absolutely beautiful - I'd buy them in any store for sure! Nice work!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2007 10:43:18 PM »

These are awesome. You should open up shop. I especially like the first one.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2007 10:43:27 PM »

Oh I love those!!

Great stuff like this reminds me of just how much I would love  to learn how to work a loom.
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artymoi
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2007 06:24:04 AM »

You are absolutely right - they are FAAAAHBULOUS!  I'd love to have one hanging on the wall.
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2007 09:06:07 AM »

Awww, thanks guys! Positive feedback always makes me feel all warm and squidgy inside!
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