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.