Finally came to the end of the current rug warp – 30 rugs completed, of various sizes, in the last 2 months. I have more Pendleton selvage material to use up, and things I want to try, but for now I am tired of weaving rugs and ready to do something else on that loom! I actually started this late last December and have worked my way through two 50-yard warps, weaving 57 rugs and “ruglets” total.
At least they are selling reasonably well – five so far at the Confluence Gallery show, and six so far up at the Lost River Winery tasting room – plus a couple through Winthrop Gallery in the last 2 months.
These two were done in mid-July:
Then, with the Confluence Gallery show coming up, I got into what I call “mixed selvages” rugs. I like to combine a variety of Pendleton blanket selvages, combining both colors and textures (smooth “worms” and the more fringe-like selvages).
I liked the above one so much, I made another for us to keep (always a slight variation as I use up materials, though):
R168 was a little “ruglet” and I didn’t get a picture. These are a great way to use up small amounts of material from a bigger rug.
The rest of these were done in mid-August: