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The Ellen Purse Kit

  • $40.00
  • $50.00
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This kit was originally created for our 34th weave-along. The weave-along content, including .PDF instructions and videos, is now available for free here

A handwoven purse is the ultimate accessory for anyone who loves functional art. This kit makes a stunning 6.5" x 6.5” woven purse made of Brown Sheep wool, lined with cotton fabric and finished with a colorful rope strap. 

This purse was named after the best belle-mère there ever was, Ellen Chase. 

The tutorial for this project will teach you:
-How to set-up and warp a Mirrix Loom
-Tapestry techniques: Weaving in opposite directions, sumac, eccentric wefts, shapes
-How to finish a purse including lining and making a rope

The kit includes:
-Five one-ounce balls of Brown Sheep yarn in five colors 
(choose one of two colorways, spring or winter) (Pictured in spring.) 
-100 yards of 12/6 Seine Twine warp

-Cotton fabric for lining the purse (color/pattern may vary) 

This kit makes:
A lined woven purse with a rope strap 

What else you need to begin:
-A Mirrix Loom 12” through 38” (with an 8 dent warp coil)
-A good pair of scissors and a measuring tape
-A sewing needle and thread for finishing

-Heddles can be purchased separately if you plan to use the shedding device on a loom that has one (optional for this project.) The tutorial demonstrates weaving on a loom with the shedding device on it.