Thursday, March 12, 2009

My Pin-Weaving Experience

Although I've been tardy with my blogging I have been busy stitching and playing. Dear friend and fellow Bee member introduced the group to pin-weaving. Karen has done some beautiful things including a wall hanging using this technique.

I was not able to attend the meeting where they got started but I copied from their work....shame on me! I took pictures and studied those very carefully and felt competent enough to do my frame. With board, T-pins and heavy thread I built my frame and created the warp.

At their meeting they had all these wonderful fibers and yarn to weave with but I did not have many of those so I made do with what I did have. I cut thin strips of silk and other lightweight fancy fabrics. In addition to those I used narrow trims and cords. I know you will recognize some of these in the photos attached.

Pin-weaving is fun and addicting! I quickly finished my piece and decided to make a purse. It's a little on the wild side but I like it. It needs a closure and a strap and it will be finished.

I used Misty Fuse to secure the weaving and also to attach the lining. It was an experiment that turned our really great. The only stitching on the entire purse was hand stitching the sides together and attaching the tab. I've used a stripe dupioni fabric for the lining.

If any of you are interested in pin-weaving be sure to check out the next issue of CQMagOnline. Julie is planning an article with lots of pictures to show you.

4 comments:

Kims Art said...

you did a beautiful job! I love your color selection. It is lots of work but, I think very rewarding!

Cathy K said...

Barbara, this looks like a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to the article. Love your colors (and I even have some of that same striped silk!) If I could just find more hours in a day.......... Hugs, Cathy

Mary said...

Your pin weaving is so pretty and what a beautiful purse you made!

Angie said...

Looks great and sounds very interesting. I've been so bored with sewing for the last few months. I have been looking for something "new" to try, some way to create, to express myself, to enjoy fabrics and fibers. This looks like it will be my new challenge. Thank you for sharing. Great job!!
Happy New Year Weaving!