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:

Abacaxi & Hortelã said...

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

Wanda said...

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!!

Elna said...

So fun and exciting. Good Luck!

Hugs

GrannyTaughtMeToCrochet said...

what a skill to have! xxx

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

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 ♥

Mereknits said...

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

Daydream Living said...

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

Helen Philipps said...

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

Createology said...

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

by Teresa said...

I love learning new things.. I can't wait to see it completed!!
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Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

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

peli lovelymess said...

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

Lori ann said...

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?

Mistea said...

Looks like you had a productive time.

Good luck with the other lessons.

Denise said...

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.

Dar said...

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

Preeti said...

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

Hindustanka said...

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

Pradeepa said...

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

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

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

The English Romantic said...

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

debra said...

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 : )

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

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

Weaver Birdie said...

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

Ann said...

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

Twyla and Lindsey said...

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

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

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

Blessings always

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

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

Rizzi said...

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

vintage grey said...

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

Draffin Bears said...

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

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

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

val said...

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

glor said...

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

Catherine said...

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

Susan said...

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

Linda said...

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

Linda

Fruitful Fusion said...

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!

Mrs. Micawber said...

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

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

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

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

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!

Rostrose said...

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

koralee said...

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

kimmie said...

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

God's Little People said...

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!

Jan said...

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.

Catherine said...

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

Serena Lewis said...

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! :)

Melissa said...

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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