A rag rug being born
The weaving is not the only part of making a rag rug as I have often mentioned.
All the hours, days and weeks it takes to cut the rags. All the preparation of choosing rags that go together in one way or another, creating, planning, thinking, making.
The weaving itself.
And when the rug is free from the loom comes the time of finishing. Plaiting the ends and threading loose threads. It takes a while too. Second day now working on this one, a carpet made under "The Lord of the Rings". A cup of coco and some biscuits to go with it. Still listening to the "The lord of the rings". The evil has been conquered and life runs new with heavy hearts.
This is MY rug...and now I realise all the hard work that went into it x
Anna Maria Lind Geirsdóttir
It is actually not yours, another one woven with the same pattern so to say. But it took the same amount of work: dyeing the warp, warping the loom, threading the heddles, sleying the reed, tying the knots, cutting the rags, weaving , finishing. All along the brain is thinking and planning how the ragrug shall be. Yours is about the land coming forth from under the snow in the spring.
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Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.