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These Christmas tree ornament bags were woven using 8/2 cotton for both warp and weft. I livened the project up by adding some metallic yarns. As I was unsure about how the metallic yarns would work as warp, I threaded them with the 8/2 cotton, treating the 2 yarns as one (i.e. threaded in the same heddle).
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Threading

  • 4 ends – Red 2/8 Cotton
  • 8 ends – Red/Gold Metallic
  • 32 ends – Red
  • 8 ends – Red/Gold Metallic
  • 8 ends – Red
  • 8 ends – Red/Gold Metallic
  • 32 ends – Red
  • 8 ends – Red/Gold Metallic
  • 4 ends – Red

Total Ends = 112

Sett = 20 epi

Warp Length = 3 yards

The threading is a single corduroy weave structure, adapted from Peter Collingwood’s book,The Techniques of Rug Weaving, p. 397.

Weft

The project is woven using 2 shuttles. 8/2 Red cotton weaves the background. The base of the corduroy tree is woven using 6 strands of black 8/2 cotton and metallic yarns. The green corduroy “trees” are woven using 6 strands of green 8/2 cotton and metallic yarns. This draft weaves both sides of the bag at once. Between each “bag” I wove 1.5 inches of tabby, for cutting and sewing allowance.

Corduroy Trees
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Each “tree” was cut and shaped on the loom, before advancing the warp. I found it best to weave the 1.5″ of tabby – before trimming the “trees” to avoid accidentally cutting the warp threads. (Yes, I learned the hard way.)


Finishing

 

After cutting the warp off the loom, each bag was cut and folded in half. I stitched the side and bottom of the bag and folded over the top edge. The edge was finished with a single crochet stitch using 8/2 cotton and metallic yarns. A crocheted chain completed the handle of the little bag.

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