Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lunch Bags Complete!

Wow, it has been too long since I last posted! I have been busy, though. I finished my second round of woven bags made from plastic bags. I made small bags suitable for carrying lunch to work. Jon has already claimed one bag and most of the others have been claimed by a former colleague. I made a total of 5 bags:

You might not be able to tell from the photos, but I also made the handles. The blue handles were woven using my inkle loom and I crocheted the green handles. Once again, my mom helped me sew up the bags with the family sewing machine. Here is a close-up of a bag using Target bags (I did stripes alternating between regular white bags and Target's holiday red bags):

Here is a close-up of a bag with an orange accent:

I have also started crocheting a sweater! I have never taken on an ambitious project like a sweater, but I'm excited! It may be a few months before I have it even close to finished, but hopefully my loyal readers will keep bugging me about it.!

So now the important question - what to weave next??? My LeClerc table loom is free and in need of a new project. The bags are a big hit, so it would be nice to build some more inventory. However, I would love to learn new weaving techniques. Any advice for this newbie weaver would be greatly appreciated!
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River Glorious said...

Being a crochetster, I'm interested in your sweater. What color did you pick and is it for yourself?

Life Looms Large said...

The bags look great! I can see why they're a big hit!!

No advice for you on what to weave next....just go in a direction that's interesting to you!!

Have fun!

ASpinnerWeaver said...

Very nice job on the bags! Although you say you are a new weaver,this does not show. I like the way you attached the handles. An inkle loom is a very handy thing to have.(I have 8).

desiweaver said...

Thanks for all of the comments!