Saturday, April 08, 2006

All In A Day's Play

After several hours of "play" (I won't call it "work", it's too much fun) I have 17 inches of the rug woven.

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It would go much faster if I didn't have to rake each piece of chenille so that the ends stand upright.

13 comments:

Rabbitch said...

I really like that! I think I'm going to make something like that my goal once I get my loom set up. You can do it on a four-harness, right?

Maggie Ann said...

That is just gorgeous!! I love it.

vanessa said...

this is such a cool project, i can't wait to see it finished!

Dandy said...

I love it... it looks so soft and cushy!!.. if you feel the need to give it away, It would have a lovely home right in front of my kitchen sink..lol ;~)

Marlene said...

Rabbitch, yes, both steps are done on a 4 harness loom. It really has to be beat HARD (two, hard-as-you-can WHACKS per pick) so I wouldn't try it on my table loom. You have a floor loom don't you? And a new studio to set it up in too you lucky dog.

Leisel said...

Okay... when you started this, I thought "eh?". Even the links you provided didn't help me figure out what you were going for.

But now that I really see what you mean, I'm enthralled. This piece is gorgeous! I had no idea it would end up so nice.

Maggie Ann said...

Back again, I'll bet your husband is just soooo proud of you!

Marlene said...

He has seen the chenille strips, Maggie Ann, but not the actual rug (other than the pictures). I'm weaving it on one of the guild looms at the local arts center.

I don't know if he feels "proud" of me or not. I think he just takes all the creative stuff I do in stride. I've been doing fiber-arts stuff as long as he has known me. It's just part of who I am.

Nicole said...

It looks so cool. Will you have to wash it and block it when it's done? What does the other side look like?

Marlene said...

No, it will need neither washing nor blocking. It will need a good brushing and vacuuming though, to remove any loose fibers and fuzz. The other side is pretty much identical.

Hockey Mom said...

Oh wow! That is absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished.

Wee Quantum Furball said...

That's just so wicked neat. Makes me feel the itch to start going to the guild meetings again, pay my dues and start up on the loom again. *grins* Most excellent work! I want one of those nifty rugs for my bedroom.

Michelle said...

Wow! That is gorgeous.