Saturday, February 6, 2016

First Twined Bag by John Proud

A recent surgery provide an opportunity to get to a project which a got inspired about after seeing a fellow at an event with a twined bag. From my reading, twined bags have a long history of use by virtually all the tribal cultures of North America. Since the loom is really small and portable, it was ideal to sit on my lap while watching TV during recovery. This bag is about eight and a half inches wide by eight inches deep. The warp is hemp, the weft hand made nettle while the red weft is hand spun and dyed wool. The strap is finger woven hemp.  


Copy and photos supplied by John Proud.

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