The studio is located outside the beautiful town of Charlevoix, Michigan, about one mile from Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Finishing a Long Rug Warp
The warmer weather the last couple days (out of the single digits and low 20's) has gotten me back out to the studio. Yesterday, I started cutting some more calico strips from a huge box of scraps that my aunt gave me.
These are cut 1 inch wide. I just use my rotary cutter, ruler, and mat.
The rug is on my Leclerc Fanny. I put quite a bit of green warp on a while ago, and the color is getting boring. I think I like stripes in the warp better than all one color.
For this set of rags, I am putting two one inch strips, wrong sides together, and stitching down the center to keep the right sides showing. I just kept adding new strips until I had enough to fill a shuttle. The first shuttles worth is already woven, and shuttle two and three are ready to go. I will get back at it again tomorrow after I get home from work.
I should take the first Atwater-Bronson towel out to the studio, also, and get the hems sewn in.