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Two Purses of Handwoven Fabric

Jan 11, 2017
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Two purses - Sari Silk in pink and assorted sewing notions in blue.

 

Two purses:

The pink purse is actually my first Rigid Heddle weaving project, and the warp was already on the loom, so I decided to just play with what came to hand.  I found a single ball of twisted sari silk.  (Used sari’s that have been cut into very narrow bands and twisted to make “yarn.”) which I used as the weft.  It yielded a scant 20 by 27 inches of fabric so a purse was a good choice for such a small piece. 

The blue purse is also hand woven on the remainder of that same warp; it is a “stash buster.”  I went into my sewing room and pulled out everything I could find in shades of blue (with a little green for contrast).  It is made of bias tape – plain and printed, lace, various sizes and types of ribbon, some strips of fabric, yarn, beads and probably a few other things I happened across.    I did buy the big beads that make up the handle.  Weaving this used up a lot of small scraps, but gave me no selvage at all – the edges had to be glued together (fabric glue) before I could even cut it off the loom. 

Both bags have vintage (salvaged) frames. 

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