Monday, April 20, 2009

Woven Tote Bag

The January/February issue of "Handwoven" magazine has a few great projects for weaving on a Pin Loom. I shared some pictures of Pin looms made by Weave-It in a previous post.

The bag above was woven on a 4" square Pin loom. I used Cascade 220 yarn to do the weaving. Cascade 220 is a wool yarn that comes in about 230 different colors. After weaving 36 squares, I stitched them together. The handle is "I cord" knit on 10 1/2 needles. The finished bag was about 35" wide and 20" tall.

I felted the bag in the washing machine with hot water and a small amount of laundry soap. After I removed the bag from the washing machine I stuffed plastic bags in it and let it dry thoroughly. The finished measurements are 20' wide and 14" high.

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