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19 February 2009 @ 02:02 am
Thing-a-Day - 18/28 - Little Handwoven Bags  
Little handwoven bags

If these look vaguely familiar, they should - these are little bags made from the remnants from yesterday's legwraps.



There was a few inches of inconsistent weaving that the beginning and end of each of the pieces (plus mightyjesse's warp was longer) so the defective bits and/or excess was trimmed and I used the fringy end bits to make cute little bags, suitable for hanging off the turtle brooches of a viking apron dress. The blanket stitches along the edges really nicely conceal the imperfections of the selvages. :)

The drawstrings are whipcorded from the leftover warp and weft of the wraps.

The bags are handsewn with silk thread or wool yarn, about 2.5" x 4" finished size, not counting the fringe.

 
 
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Toki/Otes/Tonyotesmacke on February 19th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
Look familiar...I'm a little groggy, but my first thought was "why the hell is she making tassled pasties???"

On second thoughts...can winingas be made with card weaving? I need to retire my set (my favorite (but falling apart) wool dress pants legs cut in strips) and what are the hooks under on RQP?
eithni: Pictisheithni on February 20th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
"...tassled pasties???"
:P

I think card weaving would be fine - most of the articles don't specify which method was used, just that there is selvage on both sides. The sometimes random distance between reversals seems to lend itself better to cardweaving, but would also be possible on a regular loom...

http://users.bigpond.net.au/quarfwa/miklagard/articles/legwraps3.htm

The hooks are under saxon hook tags and come in two styles
http://www.quietpress.com/saxonbelt.html#Y12


mightyjessemightyjesse on February 19th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Cute! Last night I was going to make Zig's ID/bluecard holder, but the combination headache/muscle dysfunction took me down hard.
eithni: peekabooeithni on February 20th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
Glad you're doing better today!
whymcwhymc on February 19th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
Huh... these apparently serve as some sort of rorshach test... I looked at 'em and thought... "huh... neat... flying spaghetti monster dolls!".
eithni: excellenteithni on February 20th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Heh. Awesome.
baronsnorribaronsnorri on February 19th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
*Sexy* herringbone twill!! Thanks for sharing! : )
eithni: jumpingeithni on February 20th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Thanks!