Cotton ripsmatta rugs

This is part of a set of rugs that I wove in two different colorways:


Rose colorway for rug

and blue.

Blue colorway for rug

I made these rugs as Christmas presents for my family. An additional rug was woven and donated to Maryland Community Kitchen (now known again as Moveable Feast) for auction at their “Fall into Elegance” event.

The warp is a cotton rug warp, while the weft is a cotton broadcloth cut into inch and a half strips, as well as the cotton rug warp.

Below is a close up view of the weave structure. The weave structure for these rugs is called ripsmatta, or warp-face. The pattern requires 6 harnesses, and the sett is 32 e.p.i.

Close-up of rose rug