Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Summer bags; Knit and Weave

I have been busy on my loom this month weaving some little drawstring bags for the summer.I have made them in three sizes. The largest of which has a lining.
The plan was to produce something to use as a kit bag for a day's sailing.
From working on this I developed lots of other ideas and uses for a drawstring function on the bags and experimented with a finer weave.
I love the way weaving allows me to blend colours, gives texture and provides me with a lovely handwoven fabric that is functional.
I also enjoyed making some little knitted bags; knitted in cotton yarns of bright summer colours these are based on two of my designs "striped" and "abstract flower motif."
Each bag has a plaited shoulder strap and button to fasten.
Do take a look at my Folksy shop for original knit and weave items for sale. I will be adding some drawstring bags and cotton knits soon. Do get in touch if you want any of my designs made to order.


  1. I like the pink and the blues in the top picture. I spin and weave too, the jacob's fleece looks lovely,
    pam x

  2. Thank you so much Pam.
    Great to hear from a fellow spinner and weaver.I think I'm a first follower on your blog now.
    Very Best Wishes