|The warp||Liina Cotton Twine 12 ply, unbleached
tex 30×12, 1 kg = approx. 2 560 m, Suomen Lanka
|Warp||width 86,8 cm
density 2,5 threads/cm
number of warp ends 217+4
|Amount of warp yarn needed
585 g = 86 g/1 m
A rug with three different colour blocks side by side
Weave all the colours into to the rug following the style of Kirsi’s rag rug or use only one colour but different shades of it, as in this Shades of blue rug .
It is easy to get rid of all carpet rag leftovers, including the shortest t-shirt yarns and tube yarns. And if there will be some of the warp left at the end, you can weave a soft rug with miscellaneous yarns. Combine knitting and crochet yarns into one thick weft yarn. In this warp you can recycle all kind of yarns and materials!
There are three different colour sections side by side on the rug surface, and it is woven with three shuttles: The weft thrown with shuttle 1 comes up in one section of the rug surface, the weft thrown with shuttle 2 on the second section and the weft shot with shuttle 3 on the third section of the rug surface. Throw the shuttles from opposing sides, the directions of the shuttling are in the treadling instructions. 3 shots of the weft increase the fabric as one weft row. On the opposite side the wefts interlace, and colours mix.
With this tie-up the weft thrown in the shed with the first pattern treadle on left comes up on the surface of the rug on the right edge, the weft thrown with the second treadle comes up in the middle of the rug and the weft thrown with the third treadle comes up on the left edge of the rug.
Insert the weft at an angle large enough and draw the weft into curves. The weave is inflexible, and it may cause troubles if the width of the cloth is reduced too much. If necessary, test if it is possible to adjust the length of the temple slightly narrower. Be careful, making the width of the cloth too narrow may cause broken warp ends near the fell of the cloth and damage to the reed.
NB The rug ends unravel easily if not supported! Weave few centimetres with an extra weft to support at both ends of the rug. Weave the intervals between the rugs (left for fringes) using warp sticks or heavy carboard strips.
Weft colours are mixed in pattern section on the reverse side of the rug. Shuttles are thrown alternately from contrary sides same way as in the ordinary Finnish rag rugs. The shed is opened by pressing two treadles at the same time.
Yarn Mix rug with tassels
Finished size 78 x 59 cm
The woven length 65 cm.
Gather all yarns left from weaving, knitting, and crocheting. Mix different kinds of threads into one multiple weft yarn.
Arrange the bobbins, cones, and balls of strings in a way that they can come off without tangling to each other. Take the ends of the yarns coming into a one weft and wind on the shuttle. First, try what is the suitable thickness of the multiple yarn.
Make all the yarn mixtures in approximately same thickness. Remember to weave some extra yarn at both ends to support the rug!
Tie the warp threads 2 + 2 with square knot. Finish with tassels made of the same yarns as in the rug. See instructions on the next page.
Add a dark stripe for attention!
Weave one pick in the middle of some colour stripes with a black jute cord or similar thick thread clearly distinct from other weft yarns. The bright colour stripe highlights otherwise rather indistinctive checks.
– Throw the weft in the shed and leave the ends hanging out from both edges of the warp.
Lift the weft on the other wefts with fingers.
How to make tassels to the Yarn Mix rug
1. Tie the warp threads 2 + 2 using weaver´s knots.
2. Take some of the yarns used as a weft in the rug and cut them to about of 35-40 cm in length. Place these additional threads in the middle of the weaver´s knot and tie a knot with warp threads. Leave the end making the loops longer.