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« on: March 17, 2008 08:44:26 PM »

Hello -

This is my first post with pictures, so let's see if I can make it work!
Anyway, I just finiished my largest twined piece yet... It's a rug, 30" x 4ft.

I wove it on a tapestry loom using T-Shirts from the Goodwill bins.
The tapestry loom is a vertical 30in wide loom.



This was the first time I tried twining, with a tapestry style technique to weave blocks of color.
Here is the rug at 12inches...



And finally, here is the finished rug.  The photo I took distorts the image a bit...The edges are straighter than the picture shows.  Instead of leaving a fringe, I wove the ends back into the rug.
I think it turned out pretty well, for a first time larger effort.  The colors shown in the pictures are pretty accurate.



I actually got the idea of twining rugs using t-shirts after watching my Mom crochet rugs... Then I started making rugs with a "Knifty-Knitter", and then I decided to move to twining using a real loom.

I am amazed at the colors that are available using t-shirts!
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008 08:51:36 PM »

This is awesome! It makes me want to get my own loom.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008 08:57:57 PM »

I've always wanted a loom! I think this is fantastic and it looks like it would be so much fun to do!
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008 09:58:17 PM »

That is gorgeous!  I am so impressed with your idea to use old t-shirts!
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2008 10:47:01 PM »

This is beautiful!  I love the color blocks and the overall look...

I need to stop visiting the weaving board.  Weaving envy!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008 11:00:08 PM »

LOVE IT! Does it take a long time to do that? My only experience with anything near that is a little 8 inch square loom we used to make potholders on when we were little tykes. Did you make the frame too?
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2008 12:06:16 AM »

This is totally amazing! I love the colours! Wisted!
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2008 12:07:06 AM »

That is really cool!  I love the colors and the use of shirts.  Great idea.


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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2008 04:24:42 AM »

Absolutely wonderful!  I love your loom; it is so pretty!

I was wondering how you weave different colors on a row.  Do they just go back and forth and not connect or do you loop them together when you change from one color to the next?
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2008 05:37:51 AM »

So neat! I heard a lady speak at my weavers guild recently about twined rugs but they were all big and heavy- this one looks so light! How wide didi you cut the strips? Another use for old tee shirts- how great!!
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