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« on: March 02, 2013 03:56:36 AM »

I have been wanting to try weaving for a while, so I decided to crack out some cardboard and make me a mug rug. My morning tea is an important ritual in my life, and I have been wanting some mug rugs to make it a more colorful experience. For a while I have been pouring over all kinds of complicated projects plans for building my own loom and weaving complicated patterns, but like I often do I was putting the cart before the horse, so I decided to start simple. It started of really well, the actual weaving part gave me no trouble at all and went a lot faster than I thought it would. Then came time to take it off the loom and all chaos broke loose. I don't even know how half of the mess ups happened but I felt like it was bleeding to death in my hands Cry BUT in the end I was able to cover up many of the mistakes and ended up with something I will be happy to use. Here are my process pics:

First the finished mug rug. The colors are actually neon blue, neon pink, and white but my camera had a hard time picking them up.





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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013 06:28:41 AM »

Beautiful mug rug. Keep trying, and all those mess ups and confusing happenings will become clearer, and you'll figure out a good way to make it work for you!
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013 06:33:21 AM »

I think you did a great job on this.  Been meaning to try this myself, maybe some day.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013 11:59:28 AM »

Thanks Belladune! i am definitely going to keep trying, I found weaving to be very relaxing and a great craft for when I need to clear my head. So I am excited about future projects.

SiFi Mom - You should make one it's really relaxing and all it takes is some cardboard and some yarn.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013 10:24:40 AM »

Good job!

There is a book out there for weaving just using cardboard ... Mine our out on loan right now.
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013 06:51:50 AM »

Thanks for letting me know about the book! I will have to find it!
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2013 06:55:36 AM »

Here you go
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013 01:15:56 PM »

Neat! I may have to try out weaving! I love the colors you chose.
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