Mix It Up Mug Rugs | Pattern PDF

Project Type Home, Table Linens/Kitchen
Loom Type Multi-Shaft Floor or Table, Rigid-Heddle
Number of Shafts 2
Weave Structures Plain Weave
Magazine Issue Handwoven Summer 2024
Author Laura Lough
Format Project/Pattern

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I designed this project to use even the smallest amounts of yarn in nearly any weight, fiber, or color. It’s also easy to scale the project to create full-sized rugs using the same technique.

Enjoy this subscriber bonus project from Handwoven Summer 2024.

Plain weave.

2- or 4-shaft loom, 5" weaving width; 12-dent reed; 1 shuttle; 1 rag shuttle.

Warp: 8/4 cotton rug warp (1,600 yd/lb; Maysville), Velvet, 140 yd.
Weft: 8/4 cotton rug warp, Velvet, 10 yd. Assorted scrap yarns in any weight, color, and fiber.
Note: Laura selected a warp color that went well with the stash yarns she wanted to use; pick a warp color that coordinates with your chosen yarns.

60 ends 21/3 yd long (includes floating selvedges; allows 2" for take-up, 22" for loom waste; loom waste includes fringe).

Warp: 12 epi (1/dent in a 12-dent reed).
Weft: about 3 ppi, depending on the thickness of the chains.

Width in the reed: 5".
Woven length: (measured under tension on the loom) 57" including 36" of interstitial fringe.
Finished size: (after wet-finishing and hemming) four mug rugs, each 5" × 5" plus fringe or hem.

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