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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Braid bag


This is a bag I made some years ago
(don't want to check how many, danger of finding out its at least twice as long as I might imagine...).

I was doing a City & Guilds course in weaving and design, a fantastic course at a local college - and this project was to demonstrate particular weaving skills and to develop a working design and produce a finished product based on an art-board on the theme of Water.

The bag is made of a number of narrow, flat inkle braids [about an inch wide] - made on a loom like this, but much smaller - and the braids were then sewed together vertically.

A lot of my work is given away but this is one item I've kept and enjoyed using myself.