Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I finished weaving the bags tonight. There are four in all. I am taking them home for Thanksgiving and plan to use my mom's sewing machine to complete the project. I'm a bit concerned that machine may not work on the plastic bags. I am keeping my fingers crossed and even wove a little section for practice purposes, but I am still paranoid!

For any of you readers (all three of you) in the D.C . area, the place where I take my weaving class is having a holiday bazaar on December 5, 2008. Information about the bazaar and the New Community ArtSpace can be found here. The sale will include various fiber arts, pottery, photography, and much more!

I look forward to reporting back on the status of the recycled bags later this week. Until then, Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bag Progress

I am attempting to finish all 5 (or 6?) bags before I leave town for Thanksgiving on Thursday, but am taking a break to update my readers (all 1 of you) on my progress. I decided to use Target bags for the weft of the next bag and am regretting not using them earlier! It weaves really nicely with no space between picks. More pictures from this project can be seen here.

I used the inkle loom to make handles for this bag. You can kind of see the twill pattern in this photo.

Here you can see the Target logos (Target bags - yet another reason I love Target!)

Piles of pattern weft.
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