Salt and pepper, black and white. I always go back to them for my rug warps, because they keep the color and design lively. They aren't neutral. They are black and white, simply, or complexly. The long rug is one I wove a few years ago, called Geranium, after my old lady geranium that bit the dust, after living with me in my shop for ten years. I haven't seen this rug in a long time, and it looks like an old friend to me. It has a black and white 12/6 Swedish mattvarp, log cabin warp. I'm about to embark on a new rug project, and though I'm a rag rug weaver at heart, it's been a little while since I've actually woven one.
Black and white, log cabin or pincheck? I haven't used pincheck in years, but I always like the rugs where I used it.
To make room for the new rugs, I just cut off a 20 ft length of ragweave from my sturdy Kessinich loom. This is also black and white warp, 2 inch solid stripes, threaded in Rosepath. I'm going to wash and dry it, and then have my own bolt of ragweave to cut and sew into pillows, work aprons, and woodland animals. I'm just pumped to have a long bolt of fabric I wove to do with as I please.