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Topic: Can you help me with a free people rug tutorial??(Not affiliated).--> pic added!  (Read 1575 times)
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Calypsa
« on: October 10, 2011 04:36:34 AM »

Hi! I don't know if I can post the link, but I have a problem with this tutorial! Its for a weaved circle rug made of several circles. It's the first time I weave anything so I dont really know what can I be doing wrong!
The problem I have is that I always (tried twice, got the same result!! Undecided ) end up with a beret-like circle, instead of a flat one, if you know what I mean! I tried weaving looser, but then I just got a looser beret-like circle! (My friends laugh at me and tell me it looks like a rasta hat lol)

http://blog.freepeople.com/2011/05/wednes-diy-68/

Could anyone guess what am I doing wrong? I can post pictures of the two circles I made if that is going to help!

Thanks in advance, ladies!
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burstofpanties
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011 08:35:09 AM »

you may be pulling too tight on your weft or warp. meaning you could be weaving/pulling too tight in places.
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Calypsa
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011 09:47:41 AM »

Thank you! I am going to try to make a picture!!!  Cheesy
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Calypsa
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011 10:02:09 AM »

This is more or less what happened, lol!
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burstofpanties
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011 01:30:48 PM »

oh yeah you are pulling too tight as you are going around which is creating a basket like shape versus a rug. watch your tension as you are going around, keep it loose versus tight, you can keep the weave secure if you have enough rows of rope.
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Calypsa
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011 03:49:21 AM »

So, is there a way if its the yellow thread or the ropes?? That is, the weft or the warp?
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burstofpanties
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011 05:40:46 PM »

you are pulling the rope aka the weft too tight... the warp is fine. just don't knot it too tight. working on a flat hard surface may help some.
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Calypsa
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2011 11:53:01 AM »

you are pulling the rope aka the weft too tight... the warp is fine. just don't knot it too tight. working on a flat hard surface may help some.

Thanks! I will try to work with the suggestions you all made me and will post if it turned up well! Thanks again!
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francorios
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012 09:05:38 PM »

So how did the second try work out?

Have a good day!
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