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Donald & Julie Ulmer

In-Weave Rugs
Hawarden, IA


Artist Statement

We hand-weave rugs using upholstery selvedges from preparation, weaving to finishing. Steps involved in the preparation include warping and tying up the loom, separating fibers, wrapping shuttles and lining up shuttles on shelves. Weaving includes both the weaving of the fabric and the warp for the beginning and ending (header) of rugs. Finishing includes tying knots to create fringe, trimming and steaming of fringe and knots to set.

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