Followup to the last post on sampling for fabric for a bag …. weaving is underway.
Meanwhile, over the last few months I have been trying my sewing skills on some upcycled bits( a wool skirt length from a charity shop, a frame and magnetic clasps from wrecking another charity shop bag – 50p in the clearance bin, and some leather for the handles donated by a cousin.)
Probably not colours that I would have chosen, but I’m quite chuffed with the result (though my leather sewing skills and rubbish – the leather trim needs a lot more practice.
I’ve also made a couple of small bags and its amazing how little fabric you need for that.
So now I’m ready to go with the main project. The weave is chosen (an 8-shaft undulating twill) and I’ve warped enough in the heathery shade for 2 bags. Half will be woven with the grey and the other with the dark red. Here’s the heather warp (195 Moorland) with the grey weft (103 Sholmit) from Jamiesons of Shetland.