A belt…

Well, jumping all over here with my weaving – I’ve just completed working on a belt. This is from a warp that I set up in June for weaving with children at a local school. They wanted a ‘make and take’ project and so I set up two warps – one in greens, one in blues and took along some thick yarns so that they could complete a bookmark, or wrist band and some even made an ankle band. It was a lot of fun. They finished the whole green warp (10 metres) and some of the blue one.

I didn’t get any photos on the day, but one of my students decided she wanted to make some wrist bands with some of the leftover warp…

Saori belt

The rest of the warp has been waiting around for me to do something with (one of the great things about the Saori looms is that a project can come off the loom still threaded and ready to go on an “inside set”)….

Saori belt

So, first I decided to weave a belt. I gathered some yarns …

Saori belt

… plus bits and pieces from my Treasure Basket and started weaving them in. I was thinking of Chiaki’s Treasure belts and of Guatemalan belts I’ve seen (though I used my favourite blues palette to go with my blue jeans).

Here’s what it looks like

Saori belt

Saori belt

And the belt is done! Well, actually, I’m not really happy with the buckle so I’ll probably change that…

Saori belt

I still have a lot of warp left and so I’m making a bag handle right now, and then, well, I’m not quite sure yet – might play around with the tie pattern from the “Self Discovery” book.

Self Discovery

Happy Weaving,
Terri

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