Saturday, January 01, 2011

More new rug ideas

Here are three oval spiral rugs, each done in a different technique.

This is an Icelandic Rug, roving was donated by
Marty Favre, Fence Row Farm, Charlotte, MI. It is an
oval spiral rug in 3 colors and weighs about 4 pounds.


I started this rug by braiding 40 yards of white roving from a commercial flock of sheep. Then I "Painted" the braids, using the same technique used to paint roving or yarn.
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The person who donated the roving for this rug, had accidently felted  it during the dying process. It was felted quite solidly and the dye  uptake was uneven. I tore/cut the roving into strips and separated  it into color batches. It was very easy to braid and was a n excellent way to salvage what could have been a disaster


Marie said...

Beautiful rugs!! I can't wait until I shear my Icelandic's this spring so I can try and make a rug.

Bachar Farms said...

I love your rugs! So lovely! Just ordered my copy of The Shepherds Rug! Can't wait to sheer my Icelandics this Spring too!

Michael said...

These are very good choices of rugs. It is very impressive. Thanks for sharing. Keep it up.

Unknown said...

This is exactly what I was trying to achieve. I am wanting to make a 3 metre (diameter) round braided roving rug for my living room. I have never used roving before and have no idea how much I'm going to need and how heavy the finished rug would be, are u able to help me?