Sunday, 25 November 2012

Progress on Hamadan Rug

 Keeping the rug taught so the warps did not hang loose and the knots come undone was a problem. I used a board behind and stapled the warps to it so I could apply tension.

This is the stage I have reached. The new wool is in place and I don't think the colour match is too bad.  I had to do a row of plain navy then a row of red and beige dots and then another row of navy with a final row of red. I have tied in and sewn in the wefts all apart from the last one. I now need to concentrate on the fringe. This is the difficult bit next as this is what will hold the repair and the rug together.


Miriam Weaver said...

Very clever, another skill to add to your cv! The colour match looks perfect. Can't wait to see the next stage.

Lyn Armstrong said...

It is a bit scary doing something like this, I just don't know if the repair will hold together when a vacuum cleaner is applied..... I wish it was not going back into a holiday cottage where the cleaners probably treat it with disregard.

Lyn Armstrong said...

I have also learnt a lot more about rugs though, which has been very interesting. The internet is invaluable when you are doing something like this for the first time.