Sunday, November 2, 2008

"Weave It" Loom Tote Bag

Many years ago when I was in high school my grandmother gave in a small pin loom that was called a "Weave It" loom. The loom weaves 4" squares that can be put together to make many wonderful items. Several years ago I found a 2" loom and purchased it. Lately I have seen many items that have been woven on other size looms. After looking on the Internet I found directions here on making other size pin looms. I made both a 2" x 6" and a 4" x 6" loom. I think eventually I'll make a few other sizes.

I found direction in the new "Handwoven" magazine for this tote bag that is made with 4" squares. I wove the squares from 100% wool yarn. I then sewed the squares together. The handles are made on the 2" x 6" loom.

After sewing the tote bag together I felted the tote in the washing machine. It started out being 15" high and 21" wide. It is now 10" high by 15" wide and the fabric is very thick and sturdy.


Sherry said...

Oh my. I love this tote. You did a wonderful job.

Lorie M. said...

This looks great! I love the colors you chose!

Fannie said...

Amazing, Jacq. Thanks for sharing, and always inspiring.

Sharon said...

Wow! Love the felted purse. I had a pin loom once upon a time. Wonder what happened to it?

kiwicarole said...

WOW! this bag is lovely! You've made a fantastic job!