Mar 17, 2016

Wool Rug

Wow!  Blog entries two days in a row.  Feeling homesteady, I guess.
Today I started an experiment with my loom.  I'm making a rug out of wool fiber. 
I card this and twist it into a long rollag.  Then I use it for the weft in the rug.
I know there has to be an easier way than the way I'm doing this.  I plan on washing it after it's done so the fibers can bind better.  I'll post a picture when it's finished.  (But only if it turns out.)


4 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Weaving fascinates me . . . but I definitely don't need another medium in which to play! So I'll just enjoy your weaving and posts about same. Even it doesn't "turn out" you'll have gained some experience. Right? You'll have to excuse me now while I go rip out about 14 rows of knitting . . .

odiie said...

Mama Pea-the rug didn't turn out. I have a plan for kitchen towels. Never discouraged for long.

Mama Pea said...

Got any pictures you care to share so we can see what you mean? I read somewhere that if you don't have frequent failures, you're not being creative enough. (Ha! Works for me!!) ;o]

Sandra Morris said...

Weaving is on my list of things to learn.
Love working with wool :)

Mar 17, 2016

Wool Rug

Wow!  Blog entries two days in a row.  Feeling homesteady, I guess.
Today I started an experiment with my loom.  I'm making a rug out of wool fiber. 
I card this and twist it into a long rollag.  Then I use it for the weft in the rug.
I know there has to be an easier way than the way I'm doing this.  I plan on washing it after it's done so the fibers can bind better.  I'll post a picture when it's finished.  (But only if it turns out.)


4 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Weaving fascinates me . . . but I definitely don't need another medium in which to play! So I'll just enjoy your weaving and posts about same. Even it doesn't "turn out" you'll have gained some experience. Right? You'll have to excuse me now while I go rip out about 14 rows of knitting . . .

odiie said...

Mama Pea-the rug didn't turn out. I have a plan for kitchen towels. Never discouraged for long.

Mama Pea said...

Got any pictures you care to share so we can see what you mean? I read somewhere that if you don't have frequent failures, you're not being creative enough. (Ha! Works for me!!) ;o]

Sandra Morris said...

Weaving is on my list of things to learn.
Love working with wool :)