Wednesday, 18 March 2009

March Meeting was about Rugs

At the March meeting, group leaders Joan and Chris brought along many examples of handwoven floor rugs, some of which have been in use for decades and, like their owners, are still going strong, showing the enduring quality of good materials and craftsmanship. Early pieces had handspun wefts in natural colours, others had multiple strands of carpet wool on linen or cotton warps. There were flat weaves in stripes, blocks and patterns, pile weaves in double corduroy and rya knots.

Two table looms were set up for people to try 3 end block weave or summer and winter weft faced weaves.

by Rose Pelvin


Meg in Nelson said...

Great legs, ladies!!!

Life Looms Large said...

That's great that you had a meeting about rugs! I've been trying to get our guild to do one about rugs and/or blankets.

I aspire to weave both, and would love to see more examples before taking the risk and weaving big things!! (I'm figuring big mistakes are more expensive than small ones!!)