This rug is made from selvedges from a wool mill.
It is about 22" x 40", the technique used is called "twining"
or "Indian tie-weaving" where each stitch is individually tied
to the cloth warp that becomes completely hidden by the tying of
the weft around it. It was made on a home-made vertical loom
from 2x4s and 2x2s set on a base frame that swivels to
accommodate working on your lap. These rugs gets lots of
"oohs and aahs" because they are so cushy to touch and stand on!
by Dianne Rehman
This is a "Fleece Rug" I recently completed using wool roving
from my small flock of Tunis sheep here on my farm in Georgetown,
The warp is set at 4 epi using a commercially spun wool yarn for
strength. The weft, of course, is wool roving (commercially
processed) which is gently laid in each shed (1 harness raised at a
time or 1 thread every inch) and carefully "pulled up" in between
each warp thread to create the thickness desired. This makes for a
beautiful, thick rug which begs to be touched!
by Phyllis Narus
I wove this rug on my home made upright Navajo loom.
It is 6' X 4' in size. My instructor is a Navajo lady named
Mary Banovic of Fruitland, NM. This rug took 1st place
and Best of Show at the San Juan County Fair in
Farmington, NM this past August.
by Ben Johnson
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