Handwoven rug, Weaving Southwest Designs, hand-dyed wool

This is another piece from our “archives”. You can see more from this series by clicking here, hereherehere and here.

I just love this piece and how well it illustrates the beauty of simple stripes.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Handwoven rug, Weaving Southwest Designs, hand-dyed wool

This is another piece from our “archives”. You can see more from this series by clicking here, herehere, and here.

This may have been one of the first versions of our Raindance pattern. You can click here to see some of the more recent variations on this design.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Handwoven rug, Weaving Southwest Designs, hand-dyed wool

This is another piece from our “archives”. You can see more from this series by clicking here, here, and here.

This may have been one of the first versions of our Meander pattern. You can click here to see some of the more recent variations on this design.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Handwoven rug, Weaving Southwest Designs, hand-dyed wool

This is another piece from our “archives”. You can see more from this series by clicking here  and here.

This may have been one of the first variations of our Moki Zig-Zag pattern. You can click here to see some of the more recent variations on this design.

Enjoy!


Handwoven rug, Weaving Southwest Designs, hand-dyed wool

Here is another piece from our “archives”… this was one of the first of our Sheaves of Wheat design. You can click here to see some other variations on this design.

And you can click here to see another piece from our archives.

Enjoy!


Handwoven rug, Weaving Southwest Designs, hand-dyed wool

 

We are finally getting back on track here after the holiday break with our daughter. 🙂

And with that, we want to share some of our inspiration with you!

Whenever we are designing a new rug for the shop, we pull out our “archives”… a huge blue binder full of photos, sketches, and notes from the last 30+ years of weaving here at Weaving Southwest.

Not only are these designs some of Rachel Brown’s, but also the weavers we have had over the years, including Kimberly Hamill, Margaret Hermann, Roxanne Rane and Jodi Tucker (to name a few). Many of these designs have been woven over and over, incorporating different colors and playing around with different aspects of the design.

The images aren’t the best, as they are photos of photos (taken up to 30 years ago) and for most pieces, we don’t know the original sizes.

But, we thought you might like to see a glimpse into what happens behind the scenes here… and maybe these will add some inspiration to your next piece! 🙂

Enjoy!