4/13/18

AtoZ Challenge...Libby LuLa Loom

AtoZ Letter 'L'

The Libby LuLa Loom is made for a specific style of weaving called Twinning.  Twinning is an ancient weaving technique that has virtually disappeared in most industrial nations. 

In the US few people are familiar with twinning unless they make baskets or twinned rag rugs.  If you would like to learn more about Rag Rug Twinning and it's resurgence in America...HERE is a U-Tube video.

I make rag rugs and table runners and was drawn to this weave because it covers the warp completely and creates a more interesting texture than the typical over and under basket weave. The other thing is using fabric strips for both your warp and weave.  As a quilter/sewer/crafter, I have lots of scrap strips.

Libby LuLa Looms are handcrafted one at a time, and feature adjustable wooden peg bars for length and width choices.  Metal rods run the length of the loom and ensure a smooth straight edge as the fabric strips are wrapped around them. 

Overall size is 47"H x 28"W which will make a large rug approximately 25" x 42".

The companion 'Easel' completes the loom and for me was a must as I prefer to stand while working on the loom.  The Easel is also handcrafted to match the loom and is a separate order. 

HERE is the link for more information and/or to order a Libby LuLa Loom on Etsy. 

My first project was a 'Twined Table Runner' made of denim.  It was 12 inches wide and 48 inches long.  A formidable first time project to be sure, but that's my OverDoSue thing.  I was very pleased with the way it turned out and quite satisfied with being able to weave again.
 
Twinned Runners & Rug Gallery
Don't these Runners & Rugs make you want to do
The Libby LuLa?

8 comments:

  1. These look really earthy and chunky and would really suit the rustic/farmhouse look. The only thing messing with my head is - why are you doing "L" when I'm still back at "F"???? My poor little brain is reeling from this :)

    Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au
    F for Family and Friends

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    1. It isn't your brain...it's mine. Some sort of mix up in scheduling on 'F'day. Back in line now.

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  2. I love a rag rug! Never had a rag runner though. Love the colors you put together.

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  3. Love this project! Great use of 'stash' of scraps for sure! Do you ever put a non skid backing on them?
    http://katytrailcreations.com

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  4. Beautiful rug that looks both industrial and architectural. Your attention to detail is clearly noted. Now, I don’t feel quite so bad ( well yes, I still do) being behind on my letters in the challenge. I’m not quite to letter L, but I’m a little bit passed F. I feel better knowing others aren’t perfect . LOL
    Melissa @
    Sugar Crime SceneL

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  5. Thanks for all your efforts that you have put in this, It's very interesting Blog...
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  6. I am so happy you are an OverDoSue! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the colors and textures of these runners. I so much admire all that you are able to complete!

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