Saturday, September 10, 2011

The latest shaggy rug on the loom

I finished the burgundy, forest green and cream chenille shaggy rug. I really like how it turned out. I love that color combination.

When I was at Great Northern Weaving a few months ago I had bought two bags of chenille selvages. The other bag is tan chenille. I had some of the selvages left from the first rug. At first I couldn't decide whether to use it all in in the first rug or not but then I decided to save some to use as an accent color in the second rug to keep it from looking too bland. I think it is looking pretty good. I wish you could run your hand over this. It is so soft! I am weaving five inches of the tan and then two shots of the accent color.





Hubby has been busy for a week working on building a tape loom. I think he did a fine job! These are for those who want to weave narrow bands. Perfect for reenactors. There are only 27 slots and holes so the weaving is pretty narrow. Once I challenged myself to see how narrow I could weave. I used only seven threads and wove a pink and white band perfect for my stays! This loom is a gift for someone. I can't tell you who in case they read my blog!




I have been walking around my studio thinking about what I really need and don't need. I have come up with a short list for a few things to sell. This is a very short list because it is hard for me to part with anything! So far one item has been sold. Two to go. I have decided to part with the Union weaving loom. It is a work horse of a loom and I have woven many rugs, table runners and place mats on it. I am thinking if this one sells then I can move a loom out of the living room and into that spot. The whole idea of having a house for a studio was to not be crowded like I was when I only had one 14" x 15' room. The living room is looking a bit crowded.






The other item for sale is a Strauch Petite drum carder. It has hardly been used and has been sitting on the shelf for a couple of years. It needs to go where it can be used and appreciated, don't you think?




Well, that is the news for today. It is a beautiful day here. It is so nice to see the sun after so many days of clouds and rain!

Linda

8 comments:

  1. If I didn't have John, that Union loom would have to come home with me!!!! LOL I've been listening to you proclaim the joys of a Union loom for a long time!!! You've been very busy in your studio!

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  2. How much are you wanting for your drum carder?

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  3. It is always such a hard decision to make isn't it, what stays and what has to go!
    I hope I get to touch that rug sometime soon, it looks really soft!

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  4. Voni,
    I answered you privately.

    Linda

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  5. That rug is really soft. I love that accent with the tan rug. I can't believe that you are selling the Union loom. I guess if you need more room-----.

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  6. Hi Linda,
    I could really use a drum carder. How much are you asking for yours?

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