Tuesday, May 3, 2011

PJ's Little Weaving Obsession

Inspired by a small handwoven pincushion from one friend and a credit card/cell neck wallet by another friend, I began playing with some small cardboard loom handweaving. As you can see by these photos, I've gotten a little obsessed -- maybe because it's so portable or easy or mindlessly soothing.

I started with some simple "intro to weaving for children" info on the web, like that found here http://www.biglearning.com/article-cardboard-loom.htm. Here's my starting loom: a cardboard insert from an old 5"x7" photo frame, notched with scissors every 1/8", and warped with pearl cotton.

A small (about 4"x6") not-yet-lined bag woven from leftover acrylic yarns.

A similarly sized bag woven from fabric strips

And, a smaller (about 3.5" x 5") drawstring pouch
I suspect these are not the last of my little wovens. -PJ-

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