My Year By Design

The journey to living by design.

Art Assignment 10: Make a Rug

So I am terrible at crocheting, even finger crocheting. I still wanted to complete this art assignment so I did a little research and found this project that looked more my speed. Here goes!

First I gathered my materials; one hula hoop, one pair of scissors and a pile of my old t-shirts.

First I gathered my materials; one hula hoop, one pair of scissors and a pile of my old t-shirts.

Next I cut the strings for the warp, (the part you string on the loop).

Next I cut the strings for the warp, (the part you string on the loop).

Here is my hoop with 11 weft pieces in place.

Here is my hoop with 11 warp pieces in place.

Then I cut my weft pieces, (the part you actually use for weaving).

Then I cut my weft pieces, (the part you actually use for weaving).

I tied my weft pieces together by cutting a little hole in each one and then tying a simple knot.

I tied my weft pieces together by cutting a little hole in each one and then tying a simple knot.

I thought this would be a solo project for me but soon after the cats joined me in the basement.

I thought this would be a solo project for me but soon after the cats joined me in the basement.

They quickly made themselves comfortable.

They quickly made themselves comfortable.

At first I treated each loop of the warp as one spoke.

At first I treated each loop of the warp as one spoke.

Then I moved to treating each loop (except for one) as two spokes. That gives the rug more stability.

Then I moved to treating each loop (except for one) as two spokes. That gives the rug more stability.

I love my completed project! It looks like some sort of weird sea creature or an amoeba.

I love my completed project! It looks like some sort of weird sea creature or an amoeba.

I'd love to take a photo of me using the rug but it's occupied right now...

I’d love to take a photo of me using the rug but it’s occupied right now…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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