Measuring a custom rug is always a tense moment.....it isn't easy to get the length exact.
All you weavers know what I'm talking about.
It's 48"x102", and it's going to California. I guess the colors work, kinda.
Not the best photo, with my iPhone.
We add 20% to the desired length. That sounds like a lot, but it's not. The threads go up and over the weft, which has to be accounted for. And the warp is stretched tight while we are weaving, so when the tension is taken off, the warp relaxes, and the rug shrinks. When we put the rug down on the floor, we are always amazed that it has shrunk 20%.
It also depends on how tight you crank the tension up and how hard you beat the rug. Every weaver is different. But we've found that 20% works for us.
We've got a list of things to be done at the studio that will keep us busy for a while. But it's all good.
Being able to do the things I want to do is such a gift, even if I have to take breaks to get them done.
Right now I have some rhubarb crisp in the oven. I have been very good lately about eating a healthy diet, but a girl has to draw the line when it comes to rhubarb, don't ya think??