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« on: June 13, 2012 11:44:51 PM »

My parents bought me a 45 inch LeClerc Mira counterbalance loom as an early birthday present. Along with that they allowed me to turn the living room into my studio. The woman we got the loom from made such beautiful rag rugs. I decided I had to try that too. Especially now that I have a loom big enough. It was a two day ordeal. Only because I purchased right-handed scissors and attempted to cut strips of fabric with them. Since I'm left-handed it became incredibly blistery and painful. But the loom and the rug weaving was ghoulish. The loom, is smooth, sturdy, and oh my goodness insanely quiet. My cat sits underneath while I weave. He likes to lay right under the treadles, bless his silly little heart.

But anyway, back to the rug. I had some fabric that I hadn't used in literally, years. One was green with a floral burnout pile of flesh and the other was white/pink/purple blended with a wide variety of flowers, and it was made in France which I found neat. Once strip of green went for two rows of warp and one strip of the floral was good for three rows of warp. I decided that was lovely and went with it. It's 23"x50" It reminds me of Chantilly Tea Room that is in Tucson. It's always full of pink, lace, and flowers. So, without further ado, here's my lovely tea/garden inspired rug.

Here is a close up of the fabric so you can see how the colors actually are (my camera washes everything out).


Here is another on the loom shot.


And finally, completed. (I told you the camera washes the colors out)


I also have a cute picture of my other cat sitting on my rug, right after I finished it. She approved.


Thanks so much for looking.
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Naantje
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012 12:51:17 AM »

That is a really nice rug! Just wondering: how big is the loom this is made on? I used to have one as a kid, a small one for making scarves etc.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012 01:34:07 AM »

The loom has a 45 inch weaving width. So, I think it's a mid-size loom.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012 05:04:41 AM »

Wow!  This is lovely!  I eat the colors and the red stripe you incorporated in the warp (right?) threads.  I would eat to learn to weave rag rugs!  Nice work!
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012 05:38:54 AM »

nice rug!  aren't they fun?  I gave up on the sissor thing and bought a strip cutter.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012 06:03:14 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012 07:57:45 AM »

how beautiful!  and fun!!  I want to try weaving on a real loom.  But your use of fabric reminds me of something I saw last year. She cut fabric into strips, and wove it to maintain the pile of flesh!  It looked really neato!
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