Raspberry, 48" x 30"
Raspberry is a rug woven from a collection of deep pinks, as well as prints-with-pinks, and a bit of olive and black for accent.
It all started when I needed more electricity. Can't run a 100W glue gun and an iron off the same extension cord. Cleaned out the storage space under the worktable to get to an outlet on a different wall, and found a bin of fiber that had been prepped for knit rugs but not used.
New work (Flowers) needs space in the studio; thought about simply composting the balls of fabric yarn but they were too pretty. Gave myself six months to use them up, or out they'd have to go.
Ergo, stash busting rag rugs. These rugs are selected for color; there's no fancy shading or shifting or playing with twill direction; nothing but color that sings. Each different stripe is as long as the fiber was when the original piece of abandoned clothing was sliced; some pieces are yards long and make big blocks of color; others are less than a yard and create tiny pops.
Use these rugs on the floor--dogs love them, and they'll keep dog hair off your larger carpet, or on the wall. Big walls need big art, and the texture and thickness of these rugs will absorb sound reverberations and make an overly "bright," echo-y room much less noisy. Woven rugs can be stitched to a rod along any side and hung simply; they do not need additional support.
This rug is woven in a 2/2 broken twill (all the strength of a twill (denim) without the obvious diagonal lines). The black warp is protected by the weft.
Mixed fabrics and fibers; cotton warp, cottons, polyester, blends, rayons, and a little silk in the weft.
All of my twill rugs are robust. As proof, note that they will stand alone when rolled. Many ordinary handwoven rugs will not stand on their own like this. The rug weighs 6 pounds.
Size: 48" x 31"