Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hot off the loom

I'm in love with this fabric! It's made up of carpet warp and 1/2" fabric strips, and when I started weaving I worried that I had cut too many strips that might end up going to waste, but now I'm looking forward to weaving more of it in the future.


It's my first real weaving project in the weaving class I'm taking at Weaving Works in Seattle, and destined to be a bag, although I could easily make two bags from this yardage, or one huge bag and several small, I'll just have to decide when I get it down to the sewing / quilting studio. I had also been considering inkle band strap(s), but now I'm thinking it may take away instead of adding to it.







9 comments:

Terri Stegmiller said...

The woven fabric is so lovely!

Mai-Britt Axelsen said...

I was so smug that I'm not very keen on weaving....... and I just love this!!

Please don't let me fall in love with another craft/art........ he-he.

Well done, just lovely :D

Lynn said...

Beautiful!

Kathy said...

Lovely colors! Never tried weaving but it sure intrigues me.

Jennifer said...

Great! Do you know what you will do with the fabric?

Lynn Majidimehr said...

Thank you all for your compliments!

For those without looms, I think you could probably make cloth that has a similar look to this, using a pin weaving technique that has been around for quite a while. I don't think you will be able to pack the fabric as tightly without a loom, but I've seen many great pin weaving projects.

thousandflower said...

The colors are lovely.

Jenny Bellairs said...

Your color selection and how you combined them is very nice. I can see why you fell in love with the fabric.

Lynn Majidimehr said...

I finally made a bag with the fabric and will post it soon.