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Ragtime Remix Weaving Pattern Download

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Ragtime Remix by Carol Reinhold

Lots of us have some carpet warp in our stash, and many of us also have a stash of cotton fabrics we don’t know what to do with. Here is the basic recipe for using both. Carol Reinhold’s method of blending the fabric colors in the weft for smooth transitions is worth studying and then applying to your own stash. Expand the threading and warp length to weave rag rugs, just be sure you either add wider headers for hemming or enough unwoven warp for twisting fringe.

Included with download:
  • Ragtime Remix pattern PDF
  • Ragtime Remix WIF
  • WIF Frequently Asked Questions PDF
Structure: Basketweave.
Warp: 8/4 carpet warp (1,600 yd/lb; Maysville), 1 or more colors that coordinate with weft fabrics, 426 yd total.
Weft: 8/4 carpet warp (1,600 yd/lb; Maysville), 20 yd in a coordinating color for hems; 1¼" strips of 5 cotton batik fabrics, total of about 180 yd, about 5 yd of 4244" wide fabric: fabrics A, B, C, and D, 33 yd each; fabric E, 44 yd. (These yardages are approximate and will vary due to weight of fabric chosen and color placement decisions by the weaver.)
Equipment: 4-shaft loom, 14" weaving width; 10-dent reed; 1 ski shuttle, 1 bobbin.
Warp Length: 142 ends 3 yd long (allows 4" for take-up, 24" for loom waste; loom waste includes fringe).
Setts: EPI: 10 (1/dent in a 10-dent reed). PPI: 7½.
Width in the Reed: 14".
Woven Length: 80".
Finished size after washing: 4 mats 12½" x 17" with 1½" fringe at each end.

Originally Published: Handwoven, January/February 2015.

Author/Designer: Carol Reinhold