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