Sunday, January 9, 2011
This is going to be a rug someday. It's 7 lbs of Cotswold from The Lady of the Rock Monastery on Shaw Island in Washington State. My friend Marge gave it to me. I had gone to a spin-in about 5 years ago somewhere in North Seattle and I saw a woman with a loom, weaving a rug with Cotswold fleece. She was using the raw, un-spun locks as the weft so it looked like a natural shaggy fleece rug. I loved how primitive it looked. This idea was than banked in the back of my brain as something I'd like to make someday. After I took the weaving class last summer and after I made a few rag rugs, I felt like I was ready to attempt this project. I have no instructions or photos to go by, just a very old memory. If anyone has ever seen a rug like this, please tell me or send me a photo.