Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cotswold

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.

3 comments:

Purple Photokitty said...

I found this link but I have seen a video on youtube somewhere that shows this.

http://www.allfiberarts.com/library/aa00/aa090600.htm

The Fiber Frontier said...

You will need some yarn as weft as well...2-3 picks of yarn, then a row of the Cotswald locks. Repeat as desired...

Traci said...

Thanks PP and FF!