Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More Experiments with Rugs

On the same warp that I wove the previous grey rug on I've been experimenting with rug techniques that I've seen here and there in books and magazines but never tried. This is one of those. Little bits of rag inlayed on top of the rug wefts to make little puffs. I first saw rugs with this sort of embellishment in an issue of Vav Magasinet, the Swedish weaving magazine.
Joel says they look whimsical. I wonder a bit how they will hold up with wear. But they are a fairly common technique so I will have faith that previous weavers know what they were doing. Anyway, I think they are pretty and will have to do a bit more of this.

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