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.

Step 1: Weaving

Picture of Weaving
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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
myrrhmaid10 months ago

Must. Make. Fringe!!!!!

cgoyer2 years 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)  cgoyer2 years ago
Thanks for letting me know, I have a tendency to confuse the two, LOL.
iceng2 years ago
Impressive using of a loom to make the purse exterior..

ChrysN (author)  iceng2 years 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 Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks! I fell in love with the yarn when I saw it in the store.