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Friday, 15 February 2019

Weaving a bag

After reading my weaving book, 
I have started a second project
 Neat lines of colour
 Loom threaded for weaving,
the colourful Christmas table cloth cut into strips are wound on the back spindle, to keep the threads from tangling, it works perfectly.
  Making the design
 Really neat edges
  Neat start row
 Loving this design
 Neat rows, watching to ensure no mistakes
 Measuring for width.
For my second project, I decided to make a long thin bag to keep 3 heddle bars in, I will make a cotton insert, for strength, with 3 long sections, each for a heddle bar. I do intend to purchase another 12 dent heddle bar. So this design is long and thin, once finished I will sew the sides together and form a bottom.
It much easier to work when I know what I am making, the yarn I am using is German sock yarn, 75% wool. Regia, Schachenmayr, 4 ply, I used it on my 1st project threaded on the loom, this time I am using it for the weaving as well.
For the width, I required 58 dents threaded, I wove, 13 White, 6 Burgundy, 2 White, 6 Navy, 12 White, 6 Grey, 13 White. Each hole has 2 threads, so a total of 116 across the width of the fabric
With the weaving I am doing white for as many rows are I feel I like then I do 6 rows Burgundy, 6 rows White, 6 rows Navy, 6 rows White, 6 rows Grey. I think by making the wide white rows different widths each time gives the fabric a feeling of free hand.
I have sorted the issue I had with the edges this time, I just need to ensure when I beat the last row, I keep all the rows the same.
I am again excited about this weaving, once I have finished I can sew it to make the heddle bag, I always prefer to be able to make something with my crafts, rather than packing it away.

7 comments:

  1. How different that looks from your first attempt! I love the colours. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished bag. Best, Jane x

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  2. That really looks good.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  3. Wow, you are cracking on with it so fast! I love what you are making, the design and colours are super.

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  4. Oh, that's so clever! And your weaving has incredible consistency. Great colours too. Real earthy. Glad you're having fun with it.

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  5. Certainly looks amazing, well done

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