The first half of the rya rug is off the loom:
It’s cushy and weighs more than it looks like it’s going to.
I had to buy even more fabric: four shirts and a pillowcase from an op shop. The rug was still 5cm too short, but I’d had enough. 5cm won’t make much difference to the overall size of the finished rug.
I’ll be finishing the edges after I attach the second half. I wove several rows of 8/2 cotton to fold under and encase the knots. First time I’ve tried that. Will see how it goes.
Trying it on for size:
The second half should go quicker, since I have already torn and cut the strips.