This warp was a little long for me. I start to get bored with the same colors, so I was happy to have this one finished, but I love every one of the rugs. They are all resting on the floor for a couple days before hemming since rugs change shape after being taken off the loom. After being stretched so tight on the loom, it takes a couple days for them to shrink down to their final size.
It is always a challenge to see what I can come up with from my fabric stash. I make such a mess in the studio as I try and mix and match fabrics, making sure I will have enough strips to make a whole rug. There is nothing worse than getting almost done and running out of a unique fabric before the rug is long enough.
I thought that happened with the turquoise rug, but finally found the basket with the remaining strips.
The warp made six rugs. This was the first one, finished a while ago. It used up a collection of polyester double knit from my stash. The light color was from a bolt of very ugly gray, tan and white striped fabric. The navy and red was from my mom's stash collected years ago when women actually wore clothing from this horrible material.
When the warp wears out, the fabric strips will still be as good as new.
I will get this posted and then need to get to bed. I have chemo again tomorrow morning and have to leave the house before 7 am. I am so looking forward to being done. Two more to go--tomorrow and one more next week. Night all.