John has increased the size of his weaving projects, and the results aren’t mats, they are small rugs. Two now reside upstairs in our study and bedroom. They don’t slip when laid over carpet. Each rug represents many months of spinning, dyeing and weaving, not to mention the sheep’s year-long efforts to grow the wool.
This rug was inspired by an embroidered bird motif made by Pueblo people. But when daughter Tracy saw it she exclaimed, “It’s a turtle!”
This dark blue rug is one of a pair that were inspired by the Zapotec weaving style of Mexico. On the bed is a blanket Marilyn made using the floor loom and a “summer and winter” weave structure. She thinks of it as “Windowpanes.”