Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spring Break and New Friends

Spring has finally arrived here in Oregon.  Our fields are full of flowers and lots of green grass.   Time to let the natural lawn mowers do their job, while enjoying the sunshine.




New "kids on the block" ~ cute ones at that with fresh haircuts.

Jazz

Spyder

Old Zeke 

They should look a little better come fall, after some grow out.




More Colors!

Finally done and hanging on the wall.   Don't want the dogs to lay claim to it.


Fresh off the loom and ready to do the real work, with all those ends and edge finishing!



Another section done with more colors. Can't wait to get this off the loom to see all the colors blend through the rug.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Making Progess !

After multiple trials and errors, I think I got it!  Patience has been a good lesson, too. This weave is a simple 3 harness pattern however, the secret is in how you tend to the selvedges. Figuring it out was a challenge, but well worth the effort. Almost half way and more pictures to come.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wool Rugs ~

The Saddle Blanket turned out very soft, bright colors and it will never see the back of a horse.  The wall is it's destined spot for now.   Another project that the dogs would love to turn into dog blanket.



Wool rugs are on my bucket list of projects to do.  Having done rugs before, but all were warp faced.  These will be weft faced and what I call a "slow weave".   Lots of wool and not enough time, but I am working through it as I can.


Navajo rug design in saddle blanket - Macomber Loom
Collingwood Rug Wool


Krokbradg - Norwegian rug design - Glimakra Loom
Halcyon Rug Wool


I am weaving these rugs in parallel, just to see the difference in structure and level of complexity.  Both are keeping me on my toes and I am loving the results so far.