29 March 2008

Rag rug





I supposed it is done. I need to find some idea to ends. Same time i am thinking my next weaving process. I love weaving i just need much time for it. It is lovely techique because it makes me so relax. How about you my weaving friends around world?

12 comments:

callybooker said...

That looks fantastic, you must be so pleased! I agree that weaving is a very relaxing process. I find making all the decisions about what to weave and how to weave it quite demanding, but once I know what I am going to do I love every minute of it: warping, weaving, hem-stitching...

elsa eriika said...

Thank you very much for comment! I really think it whole process from designing ad ideas until warping, weaving, cutting out.. it is awesome process and i see idea of art and aesthetical things in process there.

Terri said...

Beautiful rug! I love the colors and the lines in it and great photography of the process and the finished piece.

Happy Weaving,
Terri

the daily purl said...

I've really enjoyed watching the progression of this project. The finished rug is beautiful! I love the meditative qualities of weaving...I look forward to when I can sit in front of the loom after a long day.

elsa eriika said...

Thank you very much for your comments Terri and Brooke! I am very happy to get comments here.

The weaving is beautiful process, sometimes process makes me happiest.

Taueret said...

that rug is beautiful!

Meg in Nelson said...

I LOVE the way you photographed this piece, especially the second one from the top. I can see it in a room somewhere, the morning sun is coming through a tree and highlighting just parts of the piece, and there's that lovely sun-dancing-on-textile thing and the contrast with the shade.

Oh, doesn't that just warm a chilly Scandinavian spring morning? (Or is it no longer chilly?)

elsa eriika said...

Thank you Meg! It was the morning sun, there is still much snow outside but we have so much light when it is sunny day. Days are longer and longer, bringing us to summer that sun is shining all the time. I love sun after long winter! I don't use ever flash when i do photogaph so i always need to wait right lighting in nature if it is possible.

Light is the important thing to me! The sun came from behind clouds again. I am going to take more pictures about my yarns.

Thank you for visiting in my blog!

wan2bwest said...

Elsa, Your rug is BEAUTIFUL! Is this the traditional rug draft you showed at the beginning of your blog, or is it the traditional ruusukas? I'm going to give this weave a try myself! I also love your pictures. You have an artist's eye.
I'll be checking back often to see what you're up to!

Peigi in Michigan, USA

elsa eriika said...

Hello Peigi! Thank you very much! Ya this rug is woven by draft i showed at the beginning. Ruusukas will be my next draft.

Remember that you need all the time three different wefts for weaving there so you will get this pattern. So you have four pedals but three shuttels.

This very traditional and old draft!

Welcome back! Thak you for visiting!

Angela Feltes said...

Hi Elsa

I also think this rug is lovely and feel very inspired to give this draft a try. Thanks you for your artistic energy and sharing it with your wonderful photographs, Angie

Mommynita said...

Thank you for sharing your rag rug project. I have recently acquired a loom after wanting one for 25 years following a college course in weaving. A rug like this is the first project I want to produce. I desire to reuse the materials in my life. I have three growing sons, so the supply is plentiful. The rug will make good use of jeans and t-shirts.
Your blog is very beautiful. I enjoy your color studies, your eye for photography and the memories you have of your grandmother.