This is a photo of my Aunt Ellen who use to make the most beautiful rag rugs on her mother's Union Loom Works #36 rug loom. Auntie passed away in 1974, but I can remember her sitting at the loom in my grandfather's barn making rugs. How I wish she had taught me how to make rag rugs. I know my dad has a photo somewhere of Auntie sitting working at the loom in this posting.
The loom had belonged to my grandmother, whom I never knew as she passed away a couple months before I was born. The loom was then passed to my Aunt and after Auntie Ellen passed away, my Aunt Gert got the loom. While I was at my aunts today I took some photos of the loom.
Back side of the loom. You can see the 2 wooden pedals that you treadle the loom with under the loom that are connected by chains
cranberry boxes filled with cut and sew strips of fabric rolled into balls that are used in making the rag rugs.
the 2 foot pedals
partially made rag rug and 2 loom shuttles on top and the strings (warp)
partially made rug
side of loom
a better view
I found this image on Pinterest of the wooden piece that tightens the warp to the fabric as I forgot to take a photo of that piece.
I just did a google search to learn a little more about this loom. If anyone who reads my blogs has made rugs on a loom I'd love to hear from you as I don't have any idea how to set the loom up with the strings (warp) or anything else about the loom.
Thankfully I found info by doing a google search, now if I can find a source to buy string/warp for the loom, as I am sure what is on the loom is probably not much good as it has been on the loom for many, many years.