Tag Archive for weaving

Tying Up Loose Ends

Tying Up Loose Ends On A Rag Rug

(1.)Tie up loose ends Verb (Idiomatic) To deal with the minor consequences of a previous action; to tidy up, finish, or complete. “Removing her name from the mailing list was her way of tying up loose ends.” Wiktionary It’s an expression most of us have heard or used at one time or another. But do…

Fiber With A Twist – Spinning Wool Into Yarn

Spinning Blue Roving Into Yarn

I’ve always consider hand spinning to be an important and basic foundation homesteading skill. That’s because hand spinning is the mother of all weaving, knitting, crochet, lace making and other assorted fiber arts. Without thread and yarn there’s no clothing. (unless you consider plastic garbage bags, fig leaves and animal skins) Hand spinning is not…

Rag Strips For Rag Rugs

Rag Strips For A Rug

I’m making a few rag rugs for the kitchen. Rag weaving makes good use of old worn out sheets, old clothing and leftover fabric pieces from past sewing projects. Compared to other types of weaving, rag weaving goes very fast. Compared to other types of weaving, rag weaving goes very fast. The rug in the…

A Few Basic Weaving Terms

Sleying A Reed Using a Sley Hook

I’ve been weaving off and on for about 20 years. In fact at one time I had a part-time weaving business. There actually is a very small living in some types of custom weaving – especially rag rugs. Rag weaving is one of my favorite types of weaving because it makes good use of old…

A Small Plot Of Flax For Home Grown Linen

A Small Plot Sown In Flax

In spite of all the moving/not moving craziness, I managed to sow a small plot of flax for cloth . The variety that I planted this year is called “Marylin”. From first sowing the seed to harvest is about 100 days. I used a garden spreader to sow the flax seed instead of just broadcasting…