Indian Carpet Project with wif file

INDIAN CARPET

The exact classification of weave structures is not my strong point to say the least, but I do know that this threading is point twill...if not, whatever it is, it's very pretty.




This is the project Gail (my wife) chose as her first project to do on our new loom.
Due to availability of cone yarns in France (or more to the point, lack of them!) we picked up some balls of cotton in a sale; about 20 euros to do the whole rug. The colours are different to those shown in the picture accompanying the draft and pattern information shown below
This is taken from the leclerc website of projects to weave. The wif file was generated by myself.
HERE IS THE LINK TO THE WIF FILE
http://www.handweaving.net/PatternDisplay.aspx?PATTERNID=62992

INDIAN CARPET - JUST STARTED


Decided to change the colour scheme to pinks with gold rather than blue. I had the warp for either but the blue/gold were a cotton/wool mix and not so thick and the 8/8 cotton I ordered from the UK, which arrived just before we started, so I thought the 8/8 cotton in pinks would weave up better and closer to the intended balance in the original design.

THE FINISHED ITEM

Here is the finished carpet. The colours are not well reproduced in the photos; it's more raspberrys and custard and the yellow on the rug has much more contrast than in the pic........ And it is indeed 28" wide and 56" long...wonders will never cease: I bet we never get it that close again :-)



COTTON CARPET - THE ORIGINAL DESIGN/DRAFT FROM LECLERC

 -





Pattern Type Indian Carpet
Finished Dimensions 28”  X 56” + fringe 4” - using two pattern repeats 624 picks
Warp Yarn  High Twist 8/8 warp cotton Beige (840 yds/lb)
Ends per inch (E.P.I.) Reed 10   1 threads per dent = 10 threads per inch
Width in Reed 32” (314 threads to match pattern repeats)
Weft 2 threads of 8/4 cotton
  Denim/ Teal / Vieil Or
Picks per inch App. 8 per inch
Acknowledgement to Denise Béland
Ste-√Čtienne Qc and leclerc Looms website.