Friday, April 30, 2004

How did they do that?

I saw this rug in a Crate and Barrel catalogue. It has what is described as a banded ends. If you click on "view in a room" you can see the side of the rug. Would you use a heavier warp for the last warp end, or maybe just thread 2-4 ends as one? What really kills me are the prices. Hand-dyed, handwoven, 100% cotton and you can get a 30" x 50" rug for 19.95! Can you imagine how much the weaver gets???

1 comment:

  1. It looks to me like it might be a heavier weight floating selvedge.
    And yeah, the price is sad, especially since it's a weft-faced weave with a surprisingly fine weft. That takes longer to do than repp.