Monday, July 22, 2013

Bedside loopy rugs

Once upon a time I bought a book on Tea Cozies. The first one I knitted was Chenille Chic.

I liked its loopy structure that reminded me of a rug. So I decided to knit a couple of bedside rugs for the bedroom. However, very soon I realized that this kind of loop making in rayon chenille yarn will kill my wrists. Another solution was needed. Weaving was my next choice.

I was so happy to begin but... after a couple of picks I noticed that I would not be able to finish as my Rigid Heddle was too harsh on the yarn and it started to shred to threads almost immediately.

Bad luck again.

The only way left was crochet. And it turned out to be the right way. The result almost the same as knitted loops but the method is easier on the hands.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Blue rug

New project and several firsts:
- first rug
- first cotton rug warp
- first rug shuttle
- first temple

For the rug I used:
Warp: Cotton Rug warp - Seine Twine 12/6
             255 ends at 1.80 m each
             10 epi  in 25" reed (Rigid Heddle loom)
Weft: Blue bulky acrylic yarn I bought on sale

Length in the loom was  136 cm, off the loom - 123 cm, minus 10%

I tucked the hems under the rug and sew them

The rug is ready, however, it turned out a bit thinner than I expected. Now I am thinking it may be better used as a small blanket... 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Everything bought for my soap adventure


And done
Hand made soap with almond oil and Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme aroma