I'm #weaving fabric for another tote bag using the krokbragd technique. What I like about this technique is that it allows for a level of improvisation you typically don't get with most weaving.
For instance, I decided this pattern in brown tones will be a bit too bland for the full side of the tote, so I'm going to improvise a banded purple diamond pattern around the middle of the tote to spice things up.
Technical #weaving talk
Side note for other weavers: when I did the threading for this, I dressed the loom to be able to do 3 to 4 totes. To give myself maximum future flexibility, instead of doing a typical 1-2-3-2-1 krokbragd threading, I opted for 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4 traditional twill and then when doing tie-ups I left my plain weave 2-4 treadle alone.
This lets me weave 1-2-3 krokbragd but I also have the option to switch to a standard twill pattern if I wanted to.
@kyle Really Beautiful!!
@SewingforyourLife Thank you! I can't wait to see what the finished product looks like, I'm sort of making up this pattern as I go along!
@kyle amazing. I never tried weaving (for now i have enough hobbies) but it was always fascinating to me.
@SewingforyourLife You can never have too many hobbies! I personally started weaving a year ago. It's very fun and relaxing, but it's also my first fiber-based hobby.
@kyle well, if you have hobbies where you "need" a stash, like my fabric stash for sewing, storage problems will stop you adding more hobbies. 😂 Although it is very tempting.
I already started knitting about 3 years ago, and now have a lot of yarn. The next "interesting thing" would be spinning....haha.
@SewingforyourLife If you have storage problems then definitely do *not* take up weaving on a floor loom :)
Although a rigid heddle loom doesn't take up much space...
@kyle 😆 😆
We used to weave on very small looms in Kindergarden, i don't know what they are called. That was fun and doesn't take much space...
@kyle Super cool!