My summer project is a test rag rug which will work as a bath mat or in a child’s room. The warp was a gift from the Textile Bazaar where it was lying in a storage box with a bunch of discards.
I got all the width out of the warp that I could which is about 45cm on the loom.
The warp is made up of strips of old business shirts and a few old tops of mine, cut into 4cm strips, sorted by color and stitched together. The ski shuttle is a joy to work with. It came from a yard sale, most likely a deceased estate. I like to think the previous owner would be pleased to see it being used by the next generation.
The cutting and stitching is tedious. My grandmother tore warp strips from old fabric and joined the strips with a low profile knot.
How do you prepare your rag rug weft?