Remnants Reign Supreme

I just finished a “tapestry” that mimics a traditional Rya Rug technique using remnant scraps purchased from a rug manufacturer. I just love the variety of lectures, the various colors and the way some strips lay flat while others bunch. And when there is extra fringe I can tuft it up with my fingers!

As a note to my self, I made the warp strings out of a strong linen I had dyed gold. 4 ends per inch. The finished length of the piece is about 4 feet wide and 6 feet tall – which means I created warps 9 feet long so one yard was for waste. It appears that the scraps are a combination of various light cottons and synthetic threads.

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