Someone on Weavolution (I think) made a bag out of a long strip of handwoven fabric. I thought it was a very clever design and wanted to do one of my own as a tote for water bottles. I sewed the seams by hand and cut short fringe on the ends. I would probably hem the ends if I was at home and had access to my sewing machine.
I found the source of this design ... well, at least where I found it. It's http://donisdelis.blogspot.com/2009/01/l...
A friend wanted her skiens of handspun, 2 ply, woven into a a fabric suitable for a jacket. The handspun was a lovely dark heather that reminded us of mallard ducks. The handspun was limited. Chose a pattern for the jacket with out collar cuffs, lapels and princess styling to avoid the bulk of darts; needed 2.5 yds of 45" fabric. Wove the cloth half width to reduce the loom waste. Added two yarns to the handspun; a milk chocolate suri alpaca with 10% tencel) and a teal boucle. Made the warp 22" wide and 6.5 yards long for 6 yds. woven fabric and 1/2yd. loom waste. A 2/2 twill structure allows the cloth to be dense enough and still be pliable enough for a jacket.
The cloth is 75% hand spun, threaded in a straight twill with both accent yarns both on H4. Woven as a straight 2/2 twill with 3 shuttles. The cloth is quite lovely but has been hard to photograph; the curls of the boucle seem to catch the flash and seem much more prominent in the pics.
Doing this on a table loom without treadles is quite difficult. I suggest using a magnetic board for keeping track of the progress per rapport.
Had to weave double the length, cut in half and stitch selvedges together. There is a little puckering (minor) where my picks per inch varies due to inconsistent beating.
will be back to add details, addressing pendleton tiedown questions
basically, the cut selvedge from Pendleton needs a tiedown, I've traditionally used my warp material as the tie down.
The blue is the fluff
The red is the warp material tiedown
I got tired of knitting or crocheting dish cloths, so here my solution. I would have had 10 finished ones, if I hadn't tried to get fancy with the Draft! Had to re-work the heddles and than finish!
The third warp of my "Little Blocks" Towels yielded nine towels. After machine hemming and machine washing and drying, each measures 19" x 27". The 8H Twill Blocks structure is fun to design and weave. The resulting cloth is a joy to handle.