Saturday, June 26, 2010

Designing Rugs

There is a process to creating a rug. We don't just put yarn on the loom and start weaving. If it were only that simple! As with any design project there are many steps to go through before one gets to actually make it. There is always a concept; either a group of colors from an image, a facade of a building, a piece of interesting fabric etc. Because we work with the right angle we do have that as a limitation. When we decide on the size of the rug, we go to our fabric samples and pick the colors to use. They are then cut to fit the design that has been drawn on paper. This "mock up" can be rearranged until the design it complete. See below for examples of the designs on paper. I will post the pics of these rugs after they are woven.

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