Since I still have no loom available to weave on, I am trying to trust my gut and my minds eye as I design toward rugs that I won't weave for awhile yet. So I have to visualize.
Usually, I prep rags and weave them up immediately. That way I can see what's working and what is not.
The large group of twill/khaki pants I acquired recently has been on the block. First group I did the tans, greens, browns and tried to randomly place them in a somewhat predictable pattern. If that is possible!
In that group of pants, there were also some colorful pieces.
These just kind of naturally grouped together. I like random, but sometimes random doesn't end up working for me. Colors pool, or I end up at the end without one of the key colors, or whatever. So this time, I did a lay out so that the colors will last and be somewhat balanced throughout the pattern.
These light blues, turquoise, royal blue and purple will be placed one of these, with 4 of these...
All the light khaki's cut up. Ending up being just enough strips to do 4 truly random choice from this basket between each 'blue' from the organized pile.
So this is what it looks like coming off the sewing machine! This should be a lighter in color rug with the bright blues popping. Might come off as slightly striped, depending on where the strips start in the rug. Should be interesting in the end!
I am now down to dark navy blue and black twill legs, and one random rust/brown pair of pants that just wouldn't fit in with what I've been doing. Not sure how I will come up with a plan for that yet. No inspiration! There are some other colors in the box, but since I bought about 5 large pieces of fabric - shower curtains, tablecloth, a window curtain that started life as a sheet, and a piece of yardage that is like a heavy canvas (bright yellow!) at the Salvation Army the other day, I can work on those instead :)
All for now.