Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Making Progress

close-up of twining
May 2020
Last week, I had some quality time with the twining frame and surprised myself with how much I got accomplished.
twining on the patio
Since twining is messy (strings and lint), I set up camp on the patio. A couple of neighbors dropped by to check out the process and to chat a bit.

eight inches completed at the top and at the bottom of the rug frame
May 2020
By Saturday afternoon, I had nearly half of the rug completed. I work from both ends for several reasons: it helps control the tension, it is motivating, it is easier to finish the rug away from the end of the frame.

I do not attempt to match the top and the bottom. When I start twining, I pull colors and separate the strips into two grocery bags (one for the top and one for the bottom). The bags contain the same colors and quantity of strips per color; however, when I'm twining, I pull the strips out randomly.


13 comments:

  1. The close up colors sure are pretty!!!

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  2. I love this. The colors are so pretty and some are really vibrant. Are the strips cotton?

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  3. This is fantastic--I love not only your progress but your style! Nice to involve your neighbors, too!

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  4. It's beautiful!!! I wish I could walk up and take a peek at you working on it. It's fascinating. I miss weaving so much but the loom would just add insult to injury in this mess I am living in right now.

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  5. So cool! I would love to watch you do this.

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  6. Nancy, it's beautiful! I would love to be there and get a lesson from you. I can imagine how it fascinates your neighbors too.
    Blessings
    Betsy

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  7. Looking good! And nice that your neighbours are taking an interest, maybe you can get a convert from them? Is this work hard on your fingers, or hands? It would be interesting to watch it being done

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  8. Nancy I have no idea how you do this. BUT THE RESULT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Its phenomenal

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  9. Very cool. Maybe you should enlist a neighbor to take a video while you’re doing this so we can see you doing it. I assume the end product would be considered a rag rug or?

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  10. This is so interesting. I love the colors and fabric. Well done. Good luck as you finish this wonderful project.

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