I have been emptying my cabinet from old materials because I have been too lazy to order/buy new ones. Also, it´s good to keep stash low because I wouldn´t remember to use those anyways. Here´s a warp for two table runner experiments.
This time I had to make something out of Poppana wefts I received when I bought the small loom. There were a few plastic bags filled with odds and ends in colours that I necessarily wouldn´t have bought myself. Of course there were a few favourites as well but in general quite odd selection of colours. You could tell how the old lady had been making Poppana table runners for every season…
Dressing the loom for this project was so easy because I didn´t have to change the treadling from the last project. With countermarch loom tying the treadles is my least favourite task.
I don´t know how well known this type of textile is, but “Poppana” here is still very popular. It´s basically thinner and smaller textile that resembles rag rug, a miniature rug. The only difference is that the weft is always bias-cut. This makes weft fabric borders open up more (than when cut against the grain) and creates lovely soft weft-faced surface in time. They´re heavy-duty and become a lot better after use.
I had no plans for the runners except produce one that I could give to my mom. She had been asking for one. This ended up being the one for her. And the one above is left on hold. I don´t know if I even like it.
Tati was trying to sleep under my loom but it was too disturbing with all the clanking noises. I´d like to know what he thinks of all this…
The end of the warp. I chose the worst colours and tried something else. For some reason the X-pattern caught my attention. I wonder what to do with that?