The first hexagram that stepped up and said, “Weave me!” was 07, Army, or The Collective. Earth over Water.
I didn’t take many on-the-loom, progress pictures of this rug as it developed. As I write, it is wrapped on the rug beam, waiting until #3 Chaos is finished, when I can cut it off.
There is variety in the colors of the body of this rug, but they run a narrow range.
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I have a stash of ready-to-weave silk ties, from several years of collecting them whenever they turned up in the flow of recycled clothing. I disassembled them, sorted them by color, and stitched them together narrow-end-to-wide-end, so that they would be easier to weave. I wish there were something to make from them that didn’t look like it was made from recycled ties. I haven’t found anything yet. Weaving them into a rug, where the individual ties can be treated as a color element, is the best I’ve found so far.
Now that I’ve seen how ties weave and pack, I’ll use more per line in future rugs. I still have reds leftover, with an equal stash of blue. Smaller ropes of yellow and grays.
I have written about harvesting dyed cotton t-shirt scrap from TSD in Burlington, NC, before. I had several cones of prepared fiber in a range of grays and navy and khaki, and it struck me that these are the colors of the corporate uniform. We used to joke about wearing anything you wanted to, as long as it was a navy suit and a red tie. I didn’t have any Army green, but the khaki suffices.