Drum-roll please? The rug is off the loom, ends woven in and hemstitched. Yay! And this is what it looks like…
The pattern is straight out of Handwoven magazine (May/June 2000) : Caribbean windows rug by Michael Rohde.(4-shaft version). The reverse colours show on the back
Warp : 4ply cotton – lime
Weft: Wool rug yarn ( 3 strands) – blue, lime, orange
Hem weft : 4ply cotton – blue, lime
Started at the beginning of May
At the end of July
I decided to go with matching colours on the hem rather than contrasting ones. I think it made the rug look bigger.
Beginning of August – here it is after the hems are stitched and the ends have been darned in.