Every time you cut off a warp there is more to do before the woven material is ready for its end purpose. Do you enjoy tying knots? And, hemming rugs by hand? I don’t mind completing these final steps. It’s part of the whole weaving process. Three of the six rosepath rag rugs are now finished. Truly finished.
Tying the warp ends in overhand knots permanently secures the weft. These knots won’t work loose. I turn the hem, concealing the knots; and stitch the hem down. After I sew on my label, the work is complete.
Jesus famously said, “It is finished,” when he was on the cross. His completed good work replaces our work of trying to be good enough, trying to fix everything, trying to control our lives. Our knots won’t hold. We can trust that his finished work will never be undone. God loves you. Trusting him is loving him back.
May love securely hold you.
12 thoughts on “Tied Up in Knots”
They are beautiful, Karen!
I’m curious, do you wet finish the rugs before using them on the floor?
Hi Beth, I steam press the rugs, but I don’t wet-finish them.
Blessed assurance…Jesus is mine…oh what a foretaste of Glory divine…
I adore your two rugs entitled “Blessed Assurance”…absolutely adore them!
As you may be aware, Art Camp was cancelled. Now…the Bluebonnet Rally is cancelled. For 9 years…our April has been spent serving 250 people in Bandera. Goodness…we are quarantined and home. Now, I have this wonderful time before me to play in the studio. We need to talk!!!!!
Hi Charlotte, The “Blessed Assurance” rugs are showstoppers, much to my surprise, since there is not a bit of blue in them. 🙂
This is my story, this is my song. Our Lord is song-worthy all the day long.
Hi Nannette, Stay in health.
i heard in a sermon that the phrase it is finished in the original language was words used in commerce, to signify that the debt was paid. so cool.
Hi Ellen, I’ve heard that, too. Our debt is paid in full.
Such lovely rugs and words, Karen! I’m so glad I got to see one of them up close at the guild meeting – they really are beautiful. You made my heart smile with the ‘Blessed Assurance” named rugs. What a wonderful song to have playing in my mind today.
Hi Kristin, I’m always happy when someone has a song in their heart. Glad to contribute to that!
Your kind words are such an encouragement to me.
What a beautiful bunch of rag rugs you have made!
I am cutting rags at the moment…in between other textile projects 🙂
We are so blessed to always have something to do, even more so now when staying home has become our new daily life. The healthcare system needs for as many of us as possible to do just that!! My mom has been on lockdown (in Norway) for a week already.
Take care and stay healthy!
Hi Elisabeth, I’m glad to hear you have another rag rug project in the works. I agree, it is a blessing to have no shortage of things to do at home. It’s a good time to pray for our mothers, and those more vulnerable.
Keep in health.