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Wool Roving Rug

Wool Roving Rug Pattern

Warm your toes on this quick and easy-to-weave rug, that uses wool roving as weft.


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Finished Size 24″ x 39″
Warp 500 yds – 4/12 linen rug warp

You could also use cotton rug warp.

Sett 6 epi
# Ends 250 ends
Length Fringe: 12″

Rug length: 24″

Loom Waste: 28″

Shrinkage: 6″ (10%)

Total Length: 70″ (2 yards)

Weft: 4 oz. 2 ply wool, 900 ypp

1.5 lbs Pure wool roving

Woven in Tabby

Weave a 2 inch header using 2 ply wool for the edge of the rug.

wool roving rug
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  • Pull a small section of the roving apart, the length of the staple. Give this a slight twist, open the shed and lay the wool into the shed. Beat it into place.
  • Pull another small section of roving, and lay it in place, slightly overlapping the previous piece. Continue this along the length of the shed.
  • Change sheds, and beat the row firmly into place.
  • Weave in another row of wool roving following the same procedure
  • Using the 2 ply wool, weave 2 rows.

Continue this for the length of the rug, alternating between 2 rows of roving and 2 rows of 2 ply wool. Experiment with colour blending, using different colours of roving. Colours can be easily mixed by hand carding, or simply laying the colours in place by hand, similar to tapestry weaving. For variation, you could also use twill treadlings. This would create a more weft-faced rug, making it thicker and firmer as well.

Finish edges with a knotted fringe.

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