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Picture of Woven Wool Purse
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I wove this small purse on a frame loom using variegated wool and a bit of gold ribbon. I knotted the warp yarn and added some beads for the fringe.
 
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Step 1: Weaving

I had actually started this a while ago and I don't take any pictures when I started out.  I used my frame loom and wove a piece that was 40cm long and 16cm wide.  I used a basic weaving technique, nothing fancy other than interspersing a few strands of gold ribbon in what would be the front of the purse.  When removing the piece from the loom I left the stands of the warp yarn long so that I could use it as a fringe.

What you will need:
  • Frame loom
  • Yarn: I used plain black acrylic yarn for the warp and a pretty variegated wool for the weft.
  • Fabric for the purse lining
  • Optional gold thread or ribbon and beads
  • Scissors, pins, needle, and thread, measuring tape

Step 2: Adding liner

  • I cut the liner fabric so that it was about 1cm larger than the woven fabric on all sides
  • I sewed a small square onto the liner to form a pocket
  • I placed the woven piece on top of the liner fabric facing front to front and pinned it in place
  • I then sewed them together around the edge leaving one end open for turning it right side out
  • Once it was right side out I sewed the remaining side together.

Step 4: Fringe

With the long warp strands on the front flap of the purse I knotted them together macrame style and incorporated some beads.  I then trimmed of the remainder of the yarn leaving a bit of a fringe.
cgoyer1 year ago
Great purse! I love the gold accent and the fringe. I do have a correction that relates to terminology. The black yarn is actually the warp yarn and the variegated is the weft. No worries though because the outcome is wonderful.
ChrysN (author)  cgoyer1 year ago
Thanks for letting me know, I have a tendency to confuse the two, LOL.
iceng1 year ago
Impressive using of a loom to make the purse exterior..

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ChrysN (author)  iceng1 year ago
Thanks! It took a while but I was happy the way it turned out.
Beautiful! And that is such a pretty yarn color you used :D
ChrysN (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thanks! I fell in love with the yarn when I saw it in the store.