Tuesday, 16 December 2014


I did say I wanted to finish one project per day. Well I managed one and a half today.
Some of you may remember Cally Booker's bag in  the Journal. Well this is made from the same recipe. The fabric is a yard that I did at the end of a warp for the 'Chanel' jacket. It has a Gladstone bag opening which is very wide.
If I were making this again, I would make the pockets out of the lining material. The outer fabric is a bit too tweedy to be used inside the bag. On the whole. successful.
I had not got a photo of the other TA-DAH as it is all wrapped up carefully with a weight on top. It is the first book I have completely covered in leather and it does look nice. Cords on the spine and all.  But I will take a photo tomorrow. This only coun ts as half a project because I have another volume to do.
Tomorrow I will make another bag, quite different design.  


  1. I like the contrast of the pockets against the lining though! Glad the pattern worked out, and that you managed to get all the bits. I passed the same links onto Eve Alexander at the study day, so I am expecting to see Gladstone bags breaking out all over.

  2. It was much easier to make than I expected. Although the instructions are a bit lacking. I made the shopper using the same pattern. I rather think Ruth, my daughter, is going. To use the pattern to make a Gladstone vaguely. So, as you say, they will be breaking out all over. I have given mine away so I am trying to work out how to use my lengths of 4CDW to make one.



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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.