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How to Weave a Rya Rug on a floor loom. This rya rug is made of 100% hemp warp and weft. The video demonstrates how to cut the rya pile, tie the rya knots and weave the rug.
The backing for the rug is woven in a tabby weave. The pile for the rya knots is cut to a length of about 3 inches. To prepare the cut pile, wrap the rya yarn around a folded piece of cardboard and cut. After the rug has been woven, trim the rya knots to an even length. Weave about an inch of tabby between each row of rya knots.
After much waiting, searching, and deciding I have just purchased a new loom to add to my collection. This one is an 8 shaft countermarche made by Snickeri Looms of Sweden.I chose this one because it fits much more comfortably into my smallish flat in London. The loom is very similar to a Glimakra but has a smaller footprint. It is 1 metre wide and about 50 inches deep. It comes with an adjustable padded bench and you can also purchase an optional warping board that conveniently attaches to the back of the loom.
It’s wonderful to be weaving again!
You may be wondering what my first warp is…
I’m weaving some silk/hemp blend shawls for a commission – a bit boring, I know, but I’m still enjoying being back in touch with a loom.
When I’m not weaving, I’m sitting out on my patio, enjoying the view of the Thames and the Woolwich ferry.
I found some lovely examples of knitting today at my local yarn shop – in support of those ‘Big O’ games that are coming to London next week. It is nice to see that handknitters support local and global sports and use their creative talents to create works of art.
A warning though – if you do knit a doll and put shorts on it, or create other works of art that are in support of your favourite sports events, please be aware of and respect copyright rules.
Unfortunately one of the well known knitting groups ran into some confrontation with the O committee due to copyright infringement rules. An Apology
Weavers and spinners are truly an international audience. I have begun to compile a dictionary of weaving terminology, so that we can all communicate better with each other.
This is an ongoing work in progress.
Can you help expand our weaving and spinning related definitions? Do you know the correct translation for a weaving term in another language? Or do you have other terms and definitions that you think should be added?
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