I have started another rug on the loom down at the barn. Even though it is an 8 shaft loom it is currently set up with only 4 shafts with a straight draw. So I went looking for some ideas and in the Rug book by Peter Collingwood, where I found a section on 2 to 3 color 2/2 advancing twills which make several patterns just by changing the order of the colors thrown for each pick. I have selected one to start and using a medium weight wool which there is lots of (Red, Brown, and a Beige tweed). I was inspired by the colors of the Sock Monkey and below is a picture of the rug I am now working on. I figure there are 2-3 more rug warps on the back beam including the one I just started thus I will be at this set-up until after the new year.
Laurie lives in central Texas with Erich, a.k.a. "the shop elf", her hubby of 35+ years and Cowboy Boots, the cat; her metals studio including 100+ hammers and 300+ chasing tools; her sewing studio which has a sewing machine, a closet filled with fabric, hundreds of skeins of embroidery floss and perle cotton, silk and other materials, and Mrs. King the dress dummy; two weaving looms, assorted knitting needles, tubs of yarn; lots of books; plus a plethora of geeky tech gadgets, computers, and more.