Thursday, January 24, 2013

start to finish

Yesterday I posted about my handwoven cloth, fresh off the loom and ready to be sewn into zippered pouches.  Thanks to my trusty Singer Fashion Mate sewing machine (made in Italy in the 1960s, all metal parts, bought on kijiji for cheap), I whipped up 8 new pouches last night. 

The handwoven cloth on the outside is made of cotton with small bits of hand-dyed raw silk.  They are 9" wide (zip to zip) and 5" deep.  I lined them with fine unbleached cotton that I re-purposed from a second hand sheeting.

1 comment:

  1. Your designs are pretty! You are one of the lucky few who still do hand weaving. Just continue this passion then pass it on to your future grandchildren. This tradition shouldn't be forgotten.