I am so excited that I am finally weaving with denim! It is a great feeling to finally be working on the denim part of the denim rug. In quilting, you think you are done when you have made a top, but there is a lot of work still left to do to finish up a quilt. In weaving, there is a lot more front end work, so that when you actually get to weaving, there isn't much left to do except finish off the ends.
Those raw edges sticking out are where the strip ended, and I turned it to make a continuous strip. I think it adds character.