My studio time this week involved weaving rugs, again! I only really had 2 days in the studio but I got 6 rugs done. I had put about 19 yards on the loom so after 6 rugs the cloth beam was full and I had to cut them off. This morning I serged the edges and took some pictures to show the colors of loopers chosen for them.
This first rug is one of three identical ones that I did. I picked the colors I had alot of but also were cheerful, 8 of them. Then putting them in a laundry basket, in order, I chained them so that the same color always follows the other color.
Rugs are heavy, especially looper rugs! I still have to hem all the ones I've serged, including the ones from last week. Plus, I want to put one more warp on for them so I'm developing muscles hauling them around!
Just weaving rugs takes more muscles because you have to place the weft, get those loopers right, so they're not stretched too far, in place. Then beat twice, heavily. Such a difference from production weaving where you throw the shuttle, beat once, throw again. Each style has its good points and I enjoy both. Just know that when I get back to production, it'll feel like such a breeze!!
Until next week, keep weaving!!