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Krokbradg Throw Rug

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Finished Rug
Reverse Side Of Finished Rug
On The Loom -- Getting Started
On The Loom -- Past The Halfway Point
On The Loom -- Almost Done
Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Thu, 05/15/2014 - Sun, 06/15/2014
Yarn
Yarn: Halcyon Rug Wool
Color: Many
Type: weft
Yarn: 8/5 Linen
Color: Natural
Type: warp
Loom
Loom Used: 
Glimåkra Standard
Number of Shafts: 
3
Number of Treadles: 
5
Sett: 
5.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
60.00 in
Width on Loom: 
39.00 in
Finished Length: 
58.00 in
Finished Width: 
38.00 in
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endorph's picture
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Pretty

I love your color combo

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Thanks Endorph!

Thanks Endorph!

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Sally Orgren's picture
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Great Colors

I agree with Endorph. Gee, what's next! 

Are you sure you want to put this on the floor-maybe it would look even better on the wall as a piece of art!

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Thanks Sally

Thanks Sally.  I guess that's always the debate with functional weaving, but I think I'll actually enjoy it more having it near me in the kitchen where I get to interact with it all the time.  Besides, why shouldn't the things we use in our everyday life be beautiful as well as functional (rugs, towels, placemats, blankets)?

I'm a big admirer of your work.  I've been carefully following your Art Deco towels, which I think are beautiful.  I hope to use the draft (or it's original version) for some placemats to go with some mid-century modern dishes I have.  Thanks for being such a detailed and thorough sharer.

As for what's next, I rented the loom for this rug.  (I have a jack loom that couldn't handle the rug tension.)  So I think what's next is stepping up to a sturdier countermarche loom.  (Yikes!)

 

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Absolutely stunning!

I totally love this rug!  It makes me want to try kokrabradg - I haven't done any rep weaving, but now I might have to.  :-)

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Thanks Peg

Thanks Peg.  This is my first attempt at krokbradg (or any boundweave for that matter.)  Nothing very difficult here as long has you have a countermarche loom that can also handle the high tension.

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Why countermarche?

Can't krokbradg be done on a jack loom?  I have a Macomber, and I know it can handle high tension.

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endorph's picture
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I have done

krokbradg on my jack loom as well as on my RH loom - it is a fascinating weave.

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I should have been more careful

A jack loom that can handle high tension and still make a good shed will, of course, work.  I have a Leclerc Nilus II and there is no hope of weaving a krokbradg rug on that loom -- believe me, I've tried.  Sorry for "over-generalizing."

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Beautiful!  I've always love

Beautiful!  I've always love Kro..... however you spell it!  :-)

 

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:)

:)  I know...it seems to be spelled so many different ways.  However you spell it, THANKS!

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This is so beautiful, I love

This is so beautiful, I love this weft faced weave! It looks great .

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Thanks

Thanks Cathie, I appreciate the kind remarks and the moral support for my first rug!

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that's wicked awesome. :)

that's wicked awesome. :)

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I absolutely love this!  Care

I absolutely love this!  Care to share your pattern?

Monica

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