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.


Fannie said...

jacq, this is absolutely stunning! all that work. beautiful.

thanks for my leonardo gifts. they arrived today. i love all of them, but mostly because they're from you.

morningDove said...

i love the color and as always your work is amazing. you are a very talented lady.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Your woven bags are truly lovely. I love them all. The colors are super. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. Hugs Judy