Weaving plain, striped rugs that are balanced and attractive is not as easy as it looks. However anyone with a trained eye will manage, through trial and error or intuition, to create a rug they will be happy with. Usually striped rugs are pre-sketched, coloured and well planned out with designated measurements and proportions set out. However most weavers would not bother to draw up a cartoon for weaving stripes but would weave free-style while following the sketched guide.
This tapa inspired rug is a variation on the striped theme and was also woven free-style (i.e. without the use of a cartoon).