Cotton ripsmatta rugs

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

rose

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