What’s on the Looms

Earlier this year, I saw an article in “Handwoven” magazine on making a satchel using the rigid heddle loom.  I liked the colors and the plain weave design but didn’t like the construction.  So I made the fabric…Image

ImageI felted it in a pillow case using our front load machine. Not exactly felted, but very fulled (is that the correct term?)  The hardest part was punching holes in the front of the bag to attach the leather strips.  I used tarp grommets and I think it worked.Image

I really like the texture of the fabric.  This would work for a wool vest.  So back to the LYS, picked out colors that would stand out against black and warped up the rigid heddle loom, started weaving and quickly ran out of black yarn.  Back to LYS, but had to special order more black yarn.  Image

While I’m waiting, I wanted to play with a couple of tapestry techniques.  This will be a wall hanging in the entry way.Image

  and …..

ImageI’m nearly finished with a table runner on my little Peacock loom.

With all that, I decided to start my next Navajo style rug on the big tapestry loom. This is the very very very boring part of the weaving, but should start on the design in the next couple of inches.  I’m using all of my own hand spun yarn and some that I have dyed using rabbitbush and pecan hulls.Image

Did I leave out anything?  I guess that’s enough for now.

See Ya!




About psobrien

Hi, my name is Sandy and I am a retired professional quilter turned fiber artist with my main interest in spinning wool , using natural plants to dye fiber to be used in tapestry weaving. I grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky, travelled around the world and now make my home in Southeastern Arizona with my husband, Pat and Duffy, our Westiepoo.
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3 Responses to What’s on the Looms

  1. Cheryl says:

    Your satchel turned out great! Very impressive. Looks like you’ve got some other great projects in the works too. 🙂

  2. Judy S says:

    The satchel is FABULOUS! Your other projects look great too – can’t wait to see the Navajo rug once the very very very boring part is done 🙂

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