The other two bags still need straps. I am going to put a warp on my inkle this afternoon/evening and make straps using the same yarn that I used on the warp.
To make these I used up several odd skeins of hand spun yarn I had saved.
Some were over spun and some were underspun and some were just perfect. But I didn't have enough to make a knitted project. When I got the loom, I put on my first warp and went right to the basket with all these odd skeins of handspun yarn.
I could have done more as I had about 3 yards of warp left, but I was anxious to see what these looked like off the loom. Next time I will use the warp to the end.
There is much to learn. My selvages for the first few really sucked.
But I love the Earthy feel and look of these items.
When I wove the grey mat I got really, really excited. The black and white was the first roving I ordered from Sheep's Shed Studio. It was some of their black and white roving that I spindle spun as singles (sort of worsted weight). The grey, at the one end is commercially spun grey yarn at roughly the same weight. But it is two ply. It's nice and even. It is completely different from the puffy, thick and thin of the black and white singles. I want to make blankets out of this stuff!
Then there is the small mat from some of the very interesting mixed up buncle yarn that came with the loom.
I have quite a bit more of this
This bag has a magickal feel to it. It wants to carry crystals or an altar kit or something... not sure as it tells me that it does not belong to me but it's new owner, when he or she finds it, will know exactly what it's role is.
The little clutch is just that: a little clutch.
Next warp going on starting tomorrow.