The warp 12-ply cotton twine, tex 30x12, unbleached
1 kg = n. 2560 m
Warp width 82,4 cm
density 2,5 threads/cm
number of warp ends 206 + 4
Length 7 m (3 rugs)
Reed 25/1
Weave Cracle weave
Mallikerta issue 1/2018.

Reed 25/1:
The reed has 25 dent/10 cm
and the sleying is 1 thread in 1 dent.

One warp, three different patterns

Weave this pattern with tricot yarn and tube yarn. You can also cut cotton sheet strips and weave a rag rug. The weave is cracle weave which you can use to weave different motifs just by chancing the treadling. Usually the cracle weave is weaved with tabby as a ground weave, but here we have also a rug weaved only with the four pattern treadles.

Weaving is beautiful
It is amazing how many different structures and surfaces you can have only by changing the treadling order and weft materials. On the cloth beam there is the The Northern light rug and the blue Wishing Well rug is at the beginning.

Taivaskero 3651*

Finished size 67 x 175 cm. In planning, allow extra for shrinkage in width.

WEAVING INSTRUCTIONS
Leave around 6 cm of the warp at each end of the rug for the finishing. Weave 8 cm for the border: weave by alternating shooting the black Mini tube yarn, the off-white Lilli tube yarn and three times cotton twine.
Weave the rug according to the treadling instructions using the black Mini tube yarn for the ground weave and the off-white Lilli tube yarn for the pattern. The light gray stripes are marked in the treadling order. The woven length is 184 cm + borders, measured on the loom.

THE AMOUNT OF WEFT NEEDED for 1 rug
Thin Tube yarn Mini, black 620 g

Tube yarn Lilli
– off-white 1200 g
– light gray 600 g
+ 12-ply cotton twine for the borders 25 g
(Tube yarns are round T-shirt yarns made of cotton)

FINISHING
Tie the warp threads with tight weaver’s knots. Cut the warp threads about 3 cm long. Sew the borders with 6-ply cotton twine or a similar strong thread. Leave only a couple of the first wefts as the inside allowance for the border. Press the rug through a damp cloth.

*”Taivaskero” is a fell mountain in the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park in Lapland.

Wishing Well 3650

Finished size 72 x 154 cm

WEAVING INSTRUCTIONS
Leave around 6 cm of the warp at each end of the rug for the finishing. Weave 8 cm for the border: weave by alternating shooting 3 times cotton twine, the grey tricot yarn and the blue Eco tube yarn.
Weave the rug according to the treadling instruction using the blue eco tube yarn for the ground weave and the gray tricot yarn for the pattern. The woven length is 155 cm + borders, measured on the loom.

THE AMOUNT OF WEFT NEEDED for 1 rug
Eco Tube yarn
– indigo blue (dark blue) 1040 g
Tricot yarn (= T-shit yarn)
– gray 1200 g

FINISHING
Tie the warp threads with tight weaver’s knots. Cut the warp threads about 3 cm long. Sew the borders with 6-ply cotton twine or a similar strong thread. Leave only a couple of the first wefts as the inside allowance for the border.

 

The Nothern lights 3652

Finished size 72 x 162 cm

WEAVING INSTRUCTIONS
Leave around 13 cm of the warp at each end of the rug for the fringe. Weave the rug according to the treadling instructions by alternating shooting the lilac/light lilac/apricot/light pink, the gray and the white.

Weave stripes with three shuttle:
3 x repeat: 1. lilac, 2. gray, 3. white (approx. 26 cm)
1 x repeat: 1. lilac, 2. light lilac 3. white (approx. 9 cm)
1 x repeat: 1. lilac, 2. gray, 3. white
1 x repeat: 1. lilac, 2. apricot, 3. white
1 x repeat: 1. lilac, 2. gray, 3. white
1 x repeat: 1. lilac, 2. light pink, 3. white
Repeat from the beginning to the length of the rug,
in this rug 2 x
3 x repeat: 1. lilac, 2. gray, 3. white
The woven length is 161 cm, measured on the loom.

THE AMOUNT OF WEFT NEEDED for 1 rug
Tricot yarn (= T-shit yarn)
– lilac 1400 g
– gray 640 g
– white (thin quality) 810 g
– light lilac 90 g
– apricot 100 g
– light pink 130 g
3170 g in total = n. 2,4 kg/m2

FINISHING
Tie the warp threads with tight weaver’s knots. Make a twisted fringe and cut the fringe to an even length.