Class Level: Beginner, but some experience warping the loom is helpful.
Description: When visiting the Farmers Market, I always seem to buy more than I intended. There are so many choices of delicious produce, fresh flowers, varieties of cheese and fresh baked goodies. Everything is a delight to the senses - so many good smells, textures, and tastes! It seems a shame to put those things in a plastic bag so I take my own bags. And a handwoven market bag is the perfect companion for those wonderful tidbits. When designing this bag, I wanted cloth that is durable as well as a bit open and airy. The leno mixed with plain weave makes a structurally sound fabric that is lace-like, lightweight and beautiful. The happy colors reflect my mood when I’m cruising the stalls at the open air market.
Supplies to Bring:
- Rigid heddle loom with at least 15” weaving width (pattern has alternate instructions for 10” or 12” looms), all tools for the loom - sley/threading hook, warping peg, clamps,
- 12 or 12.5 dent reed,
- 3 stick shuttles or 1 boat shuttle with 3 bobbins,
- pick up stick to fit the width of your loom (10”, 12” or 15”),
- scissors, tapestry needle, cardboard tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 brown paper grocery bags, 10 - 15 yards waste yarn.