Rug Weaving

An ongoing project which will undoubtedly take me right into the winter is weaving several hall runners. I've decided to go with natural dyes, of course, which means I have to mordant and dye about 8 or 9 lbs of wool per runner. I'm looking forward to many hours stirring dyepots and enjoying the wonderful aroma of those natural dyes. So far I have sampled and planned my first runner. Here's a shot of the colors I've dyed and a sketch or two of what I have in mind. I'm planning to do weft-faced twills, each rug in a different pattern with colors pulling them all together.