Crazy as a Loom

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

So simple.

It started here........

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And spent some time here........
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Finally turning up here.......
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OH YEAH, THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.
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No matter what kind of weaving I do, this is what moves me. Color, folks. Color.
It doesn't have to be complicated tie ups, or treadling. It doesn't have to involve fine threads.
Weaving this pile of fabric strips into this traditional type of rag rug moves me in a way I can't explain.
So I guess I won't even try.
Menopausal women, ya gotta love em.

15 comments:

Gail said...

Beautiful colors.

I would love to have a basket of string balls to crochet a rug. My grandmother called it hooking rugs, but it is crchet.

Karen said...

and I gotta love this rug, too!!! It just keeps getting better and better...

LA said...

LOVE the colors....it just makes you happy!

Snappy Di said...

Hail to the menopausal women.. Unite!! Yay Meno Team!! Rah Rah Rah.

Di

Hilary said...

I hear you.. colour moves me too. Yours are always so vibrant and alive.

Michael said...

You're ridiculously talented at weaving abstract into absolute. ("Tell me something good" ha!)

Sweetpea said...

Good grief, Hilary, you give hope to the world!

I know nothing about weaving so is what you are picturing here the stitching together of the ends of all those strips (1st pic) so that you have one loooooong piece of strip *yarn* to weave THAT rug??????

If so, you are a FINE magician!!!!

Anonymous said...

that is beautiful! I think I'm going to print out the photo of the rug and put on my bulletin board to cheer it up!

barazile, livpåIrland said...

well hi and may I say that I admire from afar (over the sea, even) your wizardry in weaving, both of fabric but also of words,
so to word-weaver and weft/warp-weaver, i say, well done on creating such a lovely rug, I too love the colours, and well done for creating such a lovely blog, I always enjoy visiting your blog,
thanks for sharing your thoughts and photos with us!
regards
liz, life in Ireland

LOU said...

HERE, HERE TO COLOR, COLOR, COLOR, AND SO SIMPLE, YET ALL-WAYS PRETTY. SURE LOOK'N FOR THAT BIGGGGGG BOX FROM Y'ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sylvie said...

Love the colors too! I'm hoping to make rag rugs in the near future with my new loom :)

Sharon said...

Thanks for showing the steps. I've finally started winding my first warp but haven't figured out yet how to pick out which strips to use when. Now I see your picture and it looks like you sew different fabrics together and then wind your ball.

Anonymous said...

I finally get to start my weaving class next month! I think the primary focus of the class will be warping and reading pattern drafts, but I hope I get to weave some rag fabric for a tote bag.

Brenda.

bspinner said...

There's a lot to be said about the advantages of being post menopsausal!!

Do you sew your strips of fabric together before you weave?

Anonymous said...

Ah, COLOUR!! (Sorry, but we spell it different up here!) I also fall for colour. I guess that's why I have a huge stash of quilting cotton. Hilary, have you seen any of Kaffe Fassett's books? He has many: on quilting, knitting, needlepoint - and they are truly inspirational for us fibre addicts.
Cheers
Karen (Rural Revival's Mom)

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