A Return to Weaving

After a morning of picking and putting up some beans and broccoli, I took a break from those pressing summer tasks.   I returned to weaving a rug I had started before spring was upon us.  It felt good to be at the loom and hear the summer rain. While I was weaving I thought of Ken out in the field.  When the summer shower started I am sure he and Oscar took refuge in the …

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Rug Progress

I am excited about this rug! When I got the request for grey rugs I had wondered how I would make a good looking grey rug – not dingy or boring.       I saw a photo of this pattern in other colors and it appealed to me as I love uneven somewhat random inlays of contrast color.  Here is the 12 inch pattern I will repeat.

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Rug Progress

I had a request that I make some grey rugs.  I warped up my older loom with grey warp.  After weaving some white t-shirt fabric to space out the warp, I started running the shuttle – first the warp grey for the end!        For the body of the rug I stared with a medium grey and then added some putty colored accents.         Here is the view as I …

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Warping Up – Many Steps

I have started warping up a loom.  My goal is to keep both looms warped up so that I do more weaving during spring, summer and fall.  The more carefully one warps up the loom the fewer mistakes one has to work around as one weaves.  Since I am a sporadic weaver I don’t warp the loom often enough so that it is an easy task.  First one calculates how many ends or strands of …

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Judith is Weaving

Winter includes many necessary tasks.  Now the following are done: seeds ordered, taxes prepped, sales tax filed and paid, etc.  Now I clean and weave between harvest dates.  I am finishing off a test warp.  I thought it would make two rugs, but I have enough warp for a smaller third rug with the remaining balls from three worn out wool blankets   I am trying out something new – I had read about this …

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Wool Rug Progress

After a morning in the kitchen, and some friendly delightful customers, i headed upstairs to work on weaving my last rug on this warp.  I started with army green and added the end border stripe       I did narrow grey and then the pink beige that was the narrow border stripe on the previous rug of mostly blue.         You can see that prior rug on the cloth beam   …

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A Break from the Produce

A few days ago Ken needed a break.  He started a building project; he is taking a very old cart and converting it to a portable chicken coop.  I also needed a break from produce work; I love tomatoes and peppers, but I have sorted many this season… So, I headed upstairs to a loom that has about enough warp for one more rug.  I was experimenting with two different warps to figure out how …

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Denim Rugs Ready for a New Home!

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 …

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