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#3: Standing Wool Rugs
Standing Wool Rugs
One of the most interesting variations of the standing wool rugs are the "beaded" rugs, where small strips of wool are rolled into tight 'beads' which form the rug surface. These rugs are made in a 2-step processs where the beads are strung, and then coiled to form the rug. Beaded rugs look quite complex and time consuming, but actually go together fairly quickly. The beads are rolled by laying the wool strip flat in the palm of the hand, and sliding the other hand across.
variation is lesser
known, but allows the precise placement of each bead making possible
designs where each bead becomes a point of color for representational
Particularly when using plaid or patterned wool, the textile artist can
control subtle shadings and color transitions.
While wool is the traditional fabric of choice, these rugs can
also be made of heavy weight felt (wool or synthetic) and heavy weight