Category Archives: Bags

Revisiting an Old Idea

A few years ago I wrote about this tote bag, I up-cycled a thrifty find by covering its’ large logo with a handwoven “rag” panel. At the time I thought, “What a good project for a beginning weaver!”, as even … Continue reading

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My New Bag

Last fall, with the help of Doni’s Delis clever bag design, I turned my hand-woven ‘garden banner’ into a bag. Here’s the front and the back. I chose a piece of hand-dyed hot pink plaid quilt fabric from stash for … Continue reading

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Getting Acquainted

I’m going to try very hard not to over-think this project. After all, the previous owner of my Saori loom has already measured out and wound on a bright pink and blue warp and started weaving. All I have to … Continue reading

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A Tote Ta-Dah!

My piece of ‘rag’ weaving measured about 8 x 41″ once cut off the loom. Like I’d hoped,  that was enough for my tote project plus a little sample to go with my project notes. I’ll want to consider its … Continue reading

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Tote Bag Update

I’ve finished weaving my. . . my what? . . .  my tote bag cover, my hand-woven rag yardage, my ‘camouflaged bear’ material? Well, whatever you may choose to call it, I’ve reached the end of the warp, so I’m … Continue reading

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Salvaging a Tote Bag

There are really nice quality tote bags to be found at tag sales and thrifts. The ones with logos are often the best deals. For example, this one, New, made of heavy nylon? canvas-like material with a water-resistant coating on … Continue reading

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CT Sheep and Wool

We had a wonderful time at the annual Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival! Although there was a blustery wind, it was sunny and warm enough to be comfortable wearing a fleece (not of the sheepy sort) vest. I realized as … Continue reading

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Blankets for an Auction

Last spring I donated two of my blankets to a nearby church’s silent auction, part of their annual fundraiser for a Haitian Ministry. This year I’m offering them four: #1 – Cool Jewels, which I finished last July, is one … Continue reading

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My Third Market Bag

I showed you my last finished market bag, the Seaside Tote, on August 8th. Clearly, it’s  easy to put off one project to work on another, and then another! The third of the four market bag patterns I’ve chosen is … Continue reading

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Second of Four Market Bags – Finished!

Crocheted in just two evenings’ time, the second bag in my series of four, was a fast and very easy project, even easier than the first one! Seaside Tote This is a sturdy bag with a solid, single crochet stitch … Continue reading

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