My son asked if I could make a messenger for him.
I have never made this kind of design before, so my hands are shaking a bit.
I made a simpel sketch and here we go.
A combination af double-weave in cottolin and linen 16/2 and leather.
Few months ago, I was lucky, somebody gave me a 16 shaft computer-loom, I want to use it for this project in double-plain-weave.
I made a block pattern that will require 16 shaft.
I will use the border at left for the strap.
The warp was made in brown and unbleached cottolin and I wanted to use the same colors in linen 16/2. Well, I didn’t have the unbleached 16/2 linen, but I had some lintow 6, almost the same size as the 16/2 linen. It is not the same size, I can tell. The brown part of the warp got a bit flappy and caused trouble with the weft. Luckily, it’s the bright side I want to use. All the faults are on the backside.
I went to the leatherstore, it’s like being in a candystore, so many choises to make. I chose a dark/burnt orange, it was a small piece.
Lesson learned, remember to bring your pattern with you.
I had a pretty little helper.
The piece of leather showed up to be too short for my design, so I had to make a redesign.
I didn’t use the border for the strap, It was too much fabric, so I used leather instead. I used the border as the top of the linen.
I made a pocket for pencils in some thin leather.