Bands and Bags

A couple months back, I started an inkle band project that utilized some patterns from the book The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves by Anne Dixon and Madelyn van der Hoogt. One of the patterns was this vine shown below:

 
Using the same color layout, I wove the first bag yesterday, but have yet to wash the fabric or sew it up. It is a loose rep weave pattern since it is woven only at 12.5 dpi. Most rep weaves lean towards the 25 dpi or more. The weft is a lime green, blue and yellow plaid that I purchased almost a decade ago. Currently, the material is 11 inches wide by 22.5 inches long. It will shrink down once washed to make it around 9 inches wide by 20 inches long - though this is a rough estimate.
 

The photo above is an overview of the fabric while the photo below is a closer photo.

 
I still have warp on the loom, but since I ran out of the plaid, I will be using a light green cotton print.
Mom say the bag yesterday after I took it off the loom and decided that it is rather nice for Christmas ... hmm. I'm hoping more a summery look, but we'll see once it's finished.
 
 


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