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Rep Weave Hobo Bag woven with t-shirt strips

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Rep Weave Hobo Bag woven with t-shirt strips
Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Wed, 08/01/2012
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Loom Used: 
Schacht Baby Wolf 8H
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
4
Sett: 
24.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
3.50 yd
Width on Loom: 
7.50 in
Finished Length: 
96.00 in
Notes: 

The warp is Bambu 7 in purple, gold, navy and black sett at 24 epi. The weft is one long continuous strip, approximately 1/2" wide  cut from a t-shirt thrift store purchase. Weft is alternating thick and thin yarn, thick being the t-shirt material and the thin being the cotton/mylar glitz similar in weight to sewing thread. The lining is made from new denim fabric with a patch made from a pocket from a pair of recycled jeans. The bag was woven on one long continuous strip, then folded without cutting to create the body and the strap. Directions are found on http://donisdelis.blogspot.com//2009/01/....

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Bravo!

Wonderful combination of materials and construction. So many aspects of weaving and textile in one piece.

Thank you for sharing.

Have a joyful day!

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I really like

the denim lining with the recycled pocket - very clever.

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Thank you, Franco. The bag wove up quickly and I used about 3 t-shirts in the weft. It's roomy too! Thought I would sell it, but I like it so much that I think I'll keep this one!

Felicitas

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Thank you endorph. I got the idea for a patch as a way to attach the pocket from a workshop I took with Johanna Erickson. It works and its functional!

Felicitas

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Great Project

This is a terrific bag!  Your lining is very clever too!  I love it!

Brenda

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Thank you Brenda. I appreciate your comments.