Sunday, November 25, 2012

Rug Making

Last Sunday I had my first course in rug making.

The tools and supplies.
And the loom.
 It's easy once you get the hang of it, but time consuming.
We are only making a small sample and I've already made a few mistakes.
I can't imagine spending up to one year weaving a rug.
We are supposed to wind up with a nice design in the end.
With only 3 more classes to go.
Wish me luck!

49 comments:

  1. How brave Tammy!! A rug! Sure you're not tempted to start a whole one for yourself?
    Wishing you a lovely week!

    Hugs from the Netherlands,
    Chantal

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  2. Tammy, What an amazing woman you are... Can she bake a cherry pie, yes! Can she crochet a rock, yes!, can she weave a rug?? Yes, yes, yes.

    I think we could write a cute little jingle to sing of all you do. Have a blessed Sunday...You sure bless me!!

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  3. So fun and exciting. Good Luck!

    Hugs

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  4. Rug making has always interested me too, but I need to finish other UFO's before I get too enthused about a new craft!
    Your loom and set up is amazing - what a wonderful thing to do - we will watch your rug develop hopefully!
    Wishing you a happy week dear Tammy
    Shane ♥

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  5. Very fun! I love learning new things, good for you.
    hugs,
    Meredith

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  6. Hi Tammy! Rugmaking, girl you are creative to the bone! Loved to read the posts I had missed last week, and that photo of the moon, love it!
    Slowly getting back to blogging, stil lots going on, but we are good and enjoying our new life here, talk soon, hugs to all at home, Maureen x

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  7. What a great idea to try rug making, Tammy! You have already made a good start :) I am really looking forward to seeing it progress....I think it will be a peaceful project for you to do a little at a time.
    Have a happy week!
    Helen x

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  8. This looks like a very lot of work however your finished rug will be very special. Creative Bliss Dear...

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  9. I love learning new things.. I can't wait to see it completed!!
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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. Dearest Tammy,
    You are daring to try so many different things! I've made Smyrna rugs before, out of pre-cut wool with a hook and over 10,000 knots to tie. Never again! I felt like a slave sitting on the floor with that ever heavier getting rug. But it served us for years and I left it with my parents.
    Hugs to you,
    Mariette

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  11. οκ...im amazed!!! truly amazed!!
    such a great idea of a hobby!!
    cant wait to see it finished....im sure you'll do great and make beautiful rags!!
    im only wishing good luck cause you asked for it...im sure you dont need it!you're so talented after all!
    have a great week xxxx

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  12. oh gosh!! that is awesome, i would love to do that, a rug! the loom looks amazing, can't wait to see the finished result. are you using wool tammy?

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  13. Looks like you had a productive time.

    Good luck with the other lessons.

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  14. Looks like a lot of fun! I'm sure you will weave something fantastic. I'm trying to catch up. Happy anniversary waaayyy back in October! I've missed out on so much great reading on your blog.

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  15. So anxious for the end result. There was a time I would attempt this one.
    BlessYourHeart

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  16. Wow! That's great! Looks like a difficult task to me! :) all the best for this project!:)

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  17. You are a heroine, Tammy! I know it's a hard work to make a rug... All the best, I am sure you will nail it! Anna

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  18. Good luck, Tammy! It sounds very interesting though the tools look intimidating.

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  19. Hi Tammy, I've never tried that but it must be fun to learn.

    I'm sorry to hear about your cousin's step-daughter. The poor boys lost their mom way too early. That is so sad.

    Hugs,
    Julia

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  20. Hi Tammy,
    What an amazing loom and I love the tools, are they traditional to your area.
    That rug will feel lovely underfoot.
    have a wonderful week.
    Hugs Angela.x

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  21. Enjoy ! It is amazing to think how in the olden days rugs, quilts, clothing....were all handmade! I struggle with sewing / quilting ...yet still want to perservere at it. Even if your rug has mistakes it will be beautiful in the end and something that you will be proud of : )

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  22. I love it!! Can't wait to see your finished piece! I so enjoy learning new things and it delights me to see others do that too!! blessings ~ tanna

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  23. You love adventures! This seems difficult but you sound confident. Good luck, Tammy! Do share the progress.
    Take care
    ~~Shikha~~

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  24. Oh that looks really interesting,
    I hope you get to finish your own rug.

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  25. I love the look of the tools you are using to make a rug. I will look forward to seeing your progress! Have a nice week! Twyla

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  26. I can't wait to see your rug! It's always fun learning something new. :)

    Blessings always

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  27. Wow Tammy! How beautiful it already looks. I like the idea that you step into this big adventure, that's what it looks like to me.
    Have a grand new week, happy weaving x

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  28. HI TAMMY......HOW GREAT AND EXCITING,
    I NEVER WORKED ON A LOOM....BUT....I DID MAKE A HOOK RUG...IT WAS OVAL....
    IT WAS 5' X 7'.....PURE WOOL CLOTH..
    I ALSO WENT TO CLASS.....WELL I STORED IT IN THE BASEMENT MANY MANY YEARS AGO IN ANOTHER HOUSE ....WHEN I WENT BACK TO USE IT..
    IT HAD THE WORSE MOLD SMELL...I TRIED EVERYTHING...BUT NOTHING GOT RID OF THE SMELL....ALL THAT WORK.....BUT, I DID USE IT A LOT BEFORE THAT.....HAVE A GREAT WEEK...RIZZI

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  29. Wow, this is so neat Tammy!! Such a labor of love!! Happy Monday! xo Heather

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  30. Hi Tammy,

    How wonderful, your rug is going to be beautiful and I look forward to seeing it finished. Best of luck.
    I did a few small mats with the hook and wool, that were fun.

    Happy new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  31. How exciting...I love that you are learning a new craft! Can't wait to see!!

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  32. I can't wait to see it when it is finished!!!!

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  33. Wow, weaving a rug. You are one talented gal. Can't wait to see it grow!

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  34. Wow! Good for you for attempting it. Can't wait to see the finished product! Cool!
    xo Catherine

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  35. Oh my, Tammy. Good luck! That is a very ambitious project! Can't wait to see the (eventually) finished project! Have a good Monday. Susan

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  36. I think it's wonderful that you're always broadening your horizons by trying new things! Good for you :)

    Linda

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  37. Amazing Tammy! The other day my husband told me that his Mum used to make rugs like this. She made her own loom and everything!

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  38. That does sound like a ton of fun. Good luck, and can't wait to see the rug when you're done! :)

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  39. How wonderful! It will be so worth the time when you are finsihed!

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  40. Oh, it will be a beauty once you're finished -- a labor of love to be sure! I'm anxious to see the design as it emerges! There was a weaving exhibition some time ago in our library -- huge frames with work-in-progress and gorgeous finished pieces!

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  41. Hello, dearest Tammy,
    sounds like an interesting new project!!! My grandma was great in rug-making, we have three of her rugs in our home!
    Hugs from Austria, Traude

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  42. Good for you! It will be amazing...I admire you for giving it a go! xoxox

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  43. Wow Tammy! That is so cool! What a great experience!

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  44. Tammy, how awesome. I would love to try it (I've always experimented with an array of creative projects) but I'm actually not sure I would have the patience for this, lol! I'd love to know something about the history of weaving a rug.
    P.s. Thanks so much for kind words on my blog!

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  45. I'm SUPER-DUPER impressed! That looks WAY technical, girl. But knowing you, your rug will be a masterpiece. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  46. This sounds so interesting Tammy. I look forward to seeing your finished rug. :)

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  47. I have never used a rug loom but I've always found them quite fascinating. I love Navajo woven rugs...quite striking. Enjoy your class! :)

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  48. If I know you, I know it will come out beautiful. Once you put your heart and mind into something, it will be easier to accomplish. Can't wait to see my new gift:P

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