Saturday, April 28, 2012

Upholstery Selvedge Rugs

The selvedges were purchased from:  Great Northern Weaving
Here's 2 photos of what these selvedges look like. You purchase them in a big pile then ball them up to use. I used rag shuttles to weave this with - a full shuttle got me about 4 inches of woven length.
Ok - the warp has been completely used up. Yes all 30 yards!  I wove these 11 rugs (most of them are 58" off of the loom, one is 97" all are 37" width.) since Sunday - 5 days. (an additional 3 rugs were woven prior to this week totaling 14 rugs). I wanted to use up all of the Upholstery Selvages and polar Fleece Strips that were taking up so much room in the storage rooms. Mission Complete.  They will not be cut apart and hemmed until this summer.

Heads up to anyone thinking they want to weave this type of rug:  The selvedges come in a plastic bag where you have to wind this glob of selvedge into balls.  (see 2nd photo).  As you do this - an enormanous amount of fuzz, lint and pieces of the selvedges end up on your floor - making a huge linty mess!  A giant thank you goes out to my husband Jim for spending a few evenings in the Studio winding balls as I sat and wove.

1 comment:

  1. Cover your floor with a king size sheet. Makes for easier clean up after winding. Easier on the vacuum also.