Free at last!!!

Free at last!!!

So, the fabric is all woven! Next step, cutting it off the loom!

Cutting it off! (Bird’s eye view)

Snip, snip..

Hanging on by a thread…

I like to start in the middle and work my way out. I don’t know that it makes a huge difference. But, I figure the gentler I can be in releasing the tension, the better!

Unrolling the fabric

The amazing thing about working on the loom is that at any given time, I can only see about 12 inches of fabric. So, it isn’t until the fabric comes off the loom and is unrolled that I can view the whole project. It’s always a little like Christmas!

Little orange, little red…

See the additional yarns?

In the photo above, you get a good view of the extra yarns unevenly smashed into the mix. I particularly like the additional, overlaid pattern on the fabric. Once we cut it into bags, it may not be quite as prominent. But, it was worth the extra work just the same!

Happiness is…

More brown, please…

Brown is really how the whole project started! All the components included in the project were chosen to blend with my brown suiting material that will act as the lining in the handbags.

Just a sea of yumminess..

Layers and layers of color

I love the fact that the fabric can look completely different, even though the structural yarns are all the same! Eventually, this bolt of fabric will be cut into handbags. And because I’m on a sort of delay, I’ll have Mini bags to show you next time from the black framed fabric I previously wove! Sounds confusing, I know! It will all be explained in due time…


By |2012-11-14T20:23:58+00:00November 14th, 2012|Art|0 Comments

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Chris Acton is the President, Chief Weaver, and Jack-of-all-Trades for Acton Creative, based in NW Indiana. When she isn't weaving away, you can find her absorbed in a book while slurping gallons of hot tea.

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  1. Sonja Milojevic November 15, 2012 at 3:28 am - Reply

    This is gorgeous! The colors are really nice. My favorite part is always the “revealing” at the end. ūüôā

    • Chris November 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Sonja! The “reveal” is definitely one of the best parts!

  2. thezinesaurus December 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous fabric! Looking forward to seeing the bags.

    • Chris December 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      Hi there! I’m looking forward to seeing the bags, too! Because I don’t do the sewing, it’s always a fabulous surprise when it all comes together!

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