These are all the strips I have left and I'm starting to worry that I won't have enough to finish my rug. I made my first rug from cotton SIL Rochelle gave me. She said it had all been given to her by well-meaning people who knew she was a quilter but it was just too ugly to quilt with. I need to meet more of those people she knows! I knew I didn't have enough for a second rug so purchase four or five yards of the cheapest cotton at Hancock's, which kinda negates the idea of "rag" rugs.
Once the strips are stitched together, I have to wind them into balls, folding them in half as I go. There are five balls-worth of strips in the bag. Compare that to the wound ball on the table. I don't know how you production rag rug weavers do it, weaving three rugs a day. I'll be lucky if I finish my rug this week!
This shuttle is awe-
some! I recently found it amongst the stuff that came with Goldie. She's in mothballs right now, stuffed in the dormer. I really do need to get her back to work. I was surprised when DS Matty hinted that he would like dish towels or place mats. Gender presumption on my part!
I've got all kinds of warp colors going on this rug because this rug warp also came with Goldie. If traffic round-abouts were in place where her owner lived, she would not have been killed, t-boned in an intersection where someone couldn't read "stop." Maybe that explains my fascination with Bend's rotaries.
Quick trip to town today, returning Ian's sample to the lab. By quick, I mean the usual two hours but with an extra treat - lunch with DD Chrissie!!
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