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Friday, March 22, 2013
Shetland Roving Rug
Learned a new technique in the fall of 2012. After making 2 chair pads and a small square rug I decided to try a longer rug. I chose 2 solid shades of gray roving and a two-tone roving all from our own Shetland sheep.
This is a peg loom that is very versatile and easy to use. This one was made for me. The loom is warped and ready to go in the picture above.
Here is the finished product. I have some needle felting to do around the edges and it will be ready to use. My first rug is in my craft room near the sink. It feels so good underfoot when working at the counter. It gets really warm too! Nothing like wool to keep you cozy!