|The warp||Liina Cotton Twine 12-ply, tex 30×12,
1 kg = approx. 2560 m, Suomen Lanka/Lankava
|Warp||width 84,8 cm
the sett 2,5 ends/cm
number of warp ends 212 + 8 double ends = 220
amount of yarn needed 570 g
|Reed||1 per dent in a 25-dent reed (metric) = 25/1|
|Weave Structure||Rib weave, weft-faced|
Leave a desired length of warp for the fringes. Weave a couple of picks of cotton twine at the beginning and end of the rug. Weave the rug according to the drawing with the clasped weft technique. See page 12 for the instructions for the clasped weft technique.
Weave with two thin tricot wefts of different colours using the clasped weft technique. Throw the shuttle from the right side when you want the colour to be placed on the right side. Interlock the weft on the left side with another weft and throw the shuttle back to the same shed to the right. Pull the left weft into the shed until the clasp point is at the correct spot shown in the drawing. As usual, the ends of the wefts are tapered when joining and the weft is ended in the same shed. Weave thin stripes irregularly for the entire length of the rug, by using the same clasped weft technique but changing the other weft for a single row. End the previous weft to ensure a neat selvedge.
Tie the ends with tight square knots. Twist the fringes. Cut the fringes even.
How to weave the Morning Sun rug
Weave with two thin tricot wefts of different colours using the clasped weft technique.
Draw the design to the actual size and cut out the pattern
Consider that wovens are shrinking and getting narrower as they approach the cloth beam. The pattern is therefore hard to position in the right place. You can mark in the pattern how far it is from the beginning or from the previous motif. Next time you can align it better. You can also modify the pattern to match the shrunk size of the rug.
Shoot the weft in the shed.
Go around a weft in the other edge with the weft and throw the shuttle back to the same shed.
Drag the white weft to the shed by pulling the black weft. Pull as far as the locking point is in the desired spot. Beat the picks into place.
Continue weaving in the same way by clasping wefts.