The denim rugs are finished! Ken got this rug loom at an auction – a story in itself. It has a sectional warp beam so I can do long warps easily. this reduces time spent setting up the warp. This was my first sectional warp, and I have learned a lot.
The sections need to be the same number of revolutions. I discovered near the end that I was at the end in certain sections, but not others. I was fortunate; The shorter warp was on one end.
I cut, knotted and then wove up another narrower rug.
The last rug was narrow, but otherwise fine. I used some of Ken’s old shirts for accent rather than over dyed denim as not much was left
Then I pulled them off. I have been knotting the ends. Last night I finished the knotting and sewed the ends. It takes more steps than simply knotting fringe, but finished ends wear better for a longer time.
Here is a sampling – some are hit or miss over dyed denim accents and some have stripes of over dyed denim. I dye the faded denim as I prefer to make brighter and colorful rugs rather than faded ones!