Here’s my finished rug from the last rug – along and I saved the best to show you at the start of this rug-along — taking the finished rug off the frame. It’s my favorite part and it will be yours, too! Here it is on the frame with all the rows finished and the final knot tied but the ends not woven back through the twining because it’s much easier to do that when it’s off the frame.
Immediately lay your rug on the floor to see how flat it lays – isn’t that just fantastic? Now I will weave the ends back through the twining and secure the ends with a couple of stitches so they don’t pop out. I only tie one crossover knot when I sew the stitches – it eliminates that lumpy double knot I have found.
Instead of another rug right away I want to make several small table mats to have on hand for gifts so my demo will be on a small frame. I have it warped with a non-stretchy fabric cut into 2″ strips. Please refer to page 4 in your book.
Please note the loop in the upper left and the lower right. Do not pull your warp strips extremely tight – leave enough slack in the warp to be able to manipulate the strip but not have any excess. The rubber bands are helping keep the warp strips on the nails until I start the twining.
If you do not have the book and DVD, you can purchase both for $20 including postage. Send to Mary Etheringon, 2345 Palm Ave. Garner, IA 50438.
Tomorrow we will start the first row.