I am calling this miniature rag rug experiment a success! Oh what fun to play with colorful fabric to make rosepath designs in rag rugs. This sample size is great for trying out various designs and color combinations. Pure delight for a rag rug weaver like me!
I am cutting this first “rug” off. After finishing the ends and hemming the little rug, I will see if adjustments are needed before weaving the rest of the warp. It’s the details I’m interested in–sett, weft density, finished dimensions, selvedges, design, balance of color, size of hem. All of these assessments affect my plans for the remaining warp. I am excited about weaving more of these mini rugs! I smile to think of it.
The Lord is intricately involved in the lives of those who belong to Him. He delights in details that require His guidance. It is as if the Lord is holding my hand, especially when I need guidance to navigate life’s challenges. The Lord delights in helping us. After all, what He is making is much more exciting than anything found on our looms.
May you find delightful details in the work of your hands.
10 thoughts on “One Mini Rag Rug”
Never thought of sampling rugs. Good idea! Patterns and colours for rosepath; going to do that! Thanks.
Hi Fran, I’ve been wanting to try this for quite some time. Finally, my loom is available to do it, and I’m having fun with it!
Watch out!! Doll house buffs will be calling for rugs. It’s so cute; can’t wait to see the finished large one, and just imagine a couple sewn together, as a carpet. LP&J, lindalinda
It would make an adorable rug for a little girl’s baby doll. 🙂
How many epi do you do?
I’m using a metric reed on this one. It’s a 30/10 reed, so 3 epc. If I use a reed measured in inches, for rag rugs I use an 8-dent for 8 epi. I like the metric reed because it’s a slightly denser sett, but the 8-dent works just fine, too.
Thanks for asking,
Very nice! I’ve never done anything but plain weave for rag rugs and runners. And I do delight in buying funny and fun fabrics! I wait for them to go on sale at a place like Joann’s and get a big stack and the cutting lady wonders what on earth I am making with all the kooky prints.
Debbie, I get the same fun reaction when I buy yardage for rugs. They always wonder what I am making. And I love to tell them.
“The Lord delights in helping us.” Sigh. I needed to be reminded of that, Karen. Thank you!
And I love how the rag rug turned out. 🙂
Hi dear Jenice,
I’m glad the reminder was timely for you. It’s a reminder I’ve needed, too.