Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Woven Bag

I'm all registered for school next year and I even got into the beginner weaving class. I'm so excited! It's a small class and has a limit of four students. But in the meantime I wanted to learn more about my new found crafting love, so I went to the library. It seems that weaving is really a niche thing because there aren't a lot of books about it. There are many times of looms, so that's probably part of the reason.

The Woven Bag by Noreen Crone-Findlay by showing off the versatility of lap looms and potholder looms.

Surprisingly, the potholder loom is not something I have in my craft cabinet! I think I will buy a metal one the next time I'm at Fort Calgary as Michaels just has the plastic ones. The potholder loom is usually a kids toy, but Noreen shows off how to weave with yarn on them and stitch the squares together. Naturally a square is also a triangle when folded in half or a diamond when rotated the right way.

This book had great pictures of the projects and lots of good close up pictures of how to warp looms. It's funny how weaving is such a basic skill - and doesn't even require yarn. Some projects are made from upcycled materials such as VHS tape and t-shirts! Down the road when I'm working more I'll probably add this one to my own personal library.


  1. Christine, this sounds so interesting and fun! VHS tape and t-shirts, so cool! Have a great day!

  2. That sounds like a really interesting book! When I have some spare time, I'm going to check it out!

  3. Hi Stacy, isn't it cool? I would not have thought to use VHS tape in a million years. Now I know what to do with all those episodes of the X-files I taped back in the 90s!

    I'm sure you'll enjoy the book Deb...I have been thinking of writing more about my craft library. Sometimes I find buying craft books to be a little hit or miss, so I'm happy to recommend them!

  4. LOL Christine, too bad you weren't closer to me, I am giving away 85 home taped movies, lol what you could do with them.

    Enjoy your book and new year of school!

  5. Ah Pam! Road trip! I have never been to your neck of the woods before :-)

  6. lol It's beautiful down here. I loved living in Calgary but now the city is just way too big for me.