The hooking is done and ready to be made into a little tote bag. The pattern is San Miguel, a 12" x 12" spanish tile design available from Honey Bee Hive Co. Some of the wool is my own hand-dyed, some I purchased from another teacher, and I used Noro Silk Garden yarn also. The yarn gives the inner border a little more texture and sparks of color.
The back of the bag will be this fabric woven on my rigid heddle loom. The warp is 8/2 unmercerized cotton. The weft is my own hand-spun art yarn. Wool, silk and some other fiber. I played it with a shiny metallic embroidery thread for more sparkle. The fabric will shrink a little when I wash it and that will give it more texture, and hopefully be the right size for the bag.
The hooked piece and woven fabric look pretty together.
Now for a trip to the local yarn shop for the wonderful handles.
I hope to have this completed in time for the fashion show at the Spring Fiber Fling in March. Click on the Spring Fiber Fling tab for more information.
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