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Friday, January 10, 2014

The Crackle Sac

I love how that sounds, "The Crackle Sac".

So what is a Crackle Sac? It's what I call this little ditty:

Crackle Sac
Crackle Sac

The bag is 5/2 cotton from WEBS woven in a pseudo crackle weave. Now, I can't tell you why it's pseudo crackle and not real crackle, I'm just going by what more experienced weavers tell me.

Crackle Sac

The beginning and end of the fabric was hem stitched, so the fringe is the warp.

Crackle Sac

7 repeats of the pattern created a single woven piece of fabric about 10-1/2” wide and 25-1/4” long after hand washing. I sewed the edges together and boxed the corners.

Crackle Sac

It's fully lined and has a magnetic closure. The label was an afterthought that I printed on my injet printer. Printing that little piece of fabric and finishing the edges was a pain! After that experience, I quickly placed an order for personalized labels. Yeah, I can make intricately designed fabric out of string, but I draw the line at making a label. Everyone has their limits.

Today I gave the Crackle Sac to my dear friend, Spinnity. She looks pretty happy, don't you think?

She likes it!
She likes it!

Spinnity let me know that it's our 10th Knitting Friend-o-versary. Oh my goodness, 10 years already? Time flies when you're having fun, that's for sure. She also had a gift for me and I'll share that with you in a future blog post.

The Crackle Sac. I'm pleased with how it turned out and am overjoyed that it is with its new owner. Enjoy!

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    By Blogger Jim Clark, at 1/10/2014 6:15 PM  

  • I just saw this link on the Face Book 4-shaft weaving page. That is beautiful and I can hardly wait to warp it up on my loom. My own efforts at multi-shaft weaving are on hold while I experiment with a tapestry idea I had.

    By Blogger Jim Clark, at 1/10/2014 6:20 PM  

  • Jim, I linked to the draft in the post--Pseudo Crackle Weave Draft: . I alternated tabby shots of brown between the white pattern shots. on The Crackle Sac

    By Blogger Bogie, at 1/10/2014 6:23 PM  

  • This is such an amazing gift, Janice! I treasure and use all of your lovely woven gifts, but this one is over the top! Great work, as always!

    By Blogger spinnity, at 1/10/2014 9:37 PM  

  • Gorgeous bag and your weaving is so beautiful.

    By Blogger Ann, at 1/20/2014 6:17 PM  

  • It's beautiful!

    By Blogger N. Maria, at 2/13/2014 1:24 AM  

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