Tuesday, May 12, 2015
I had a little bit of warp left after doing some rosepath rugs and decided to try a rug on page 50-51 of this rug book, which is a favorite of mine. The rug is woven in plain weave, with spots of rya knots.
The rug will be for my granddaughter Hailee. I'm sure she thought I forgot about her, but I didn't. It is just that lately, I have more plans than energy.
To tie a knot, place the three strands under the two warp threads on either side of the mark on the reed.
When the spot is finished, weave enough rows of rag so the knot fringe doesn't overlap the next row of spots.
Notice the fell line isn't straight around the spot, but within a couple rows it straightens out.
The rag weft is strips of ice dyed sheets, torn about 3/4" wide. I am using two strips together. One is pale green and the other is mottled blues, purples, and pinks. It gives a nice variegated look.