sneak peeks

These are not yet fully fledged plans, but a couple of things I have been playing at. My playing tends to be in response to the question ‘What can I do with…?’

What can I do with little bits of cloth I’ve woven to use up ends of warps? Well, quite a few people have already given this answer, and I thought I would try my hand at it too.

green purse 2

green purse

Nice reflection of the photographer in the rim, there!

I was somewhat surprised to discover that I could actually make something this small and dainty (the purse is about 10 cm across at its widest point) without getting in an almighty pickle, so I have been encouraged to continue experimenting with different shapes and sizes of purses and frames. Apart from this first one, though, I haven’t used handwoven cloth for my experiments.

Another frequent question: what (else) can I do with echo weave? Taken in combination with ‘what can I do with reflective yarn?’ I have come up with this, which I find absurdly pleasing. Gadget scarf!

echo weave reflective stripe

sneak peeks” was posted by Cally on 1 June 2013 at

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5 Responses

  1. Margreet
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    The purse looks really nice! Was it not fiddly to sew?
    The gadget scarf looks great and I like preview of your new warp on the right. Is it made with the fine yarns from Shirley?

    • Cally
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      Yes, the blues are Shirley’s yarns – I’ve been weaving some more lace scarves for the craft fair coming up.

      The purse was not nearly as fiddly as I expected – it is only four seams. The hardest part is designing the shape of the pattern to get the finished shape you want. There are some good online tutorials but you have to draw your own pattern specific to the frame you have – hence the trials with various remnants!

  2. Margery
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    Love, love, love both of these! I’ve been wanting to use retro-reflective yarn for awhile, now, and you’ve inspired me to try it out.

  3. Sandra Rude
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    Well, these are definitely better than hacked blogs! Nice work – I’ve always been afraid to tackle small things like purses, because they might be too fiddly, but you give me courage…….

  4. neki rivera
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    nice,nice.and what a great moniker for a scarf. you could make a whole line of them

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