Embroidery, knitting, sewing, spinning, weaving…

From fiber to tote bag


On my short list of items to make, I’ve decided to create a machine sewn tote bag.

Earlier today, I saw this challenge posted on a Facebook weaving forum. It sounds like a plan to me and I decided to add a twist by using some of my handspun yarn. There’s something completely satisfying to me about doing most of the process. The only thing left for me to try is shearing the sheep… and of course having some of my own. Perhaps someday.

It’s been very busy around here with gardening, a new fence going up around the garden, moving woodpiles, seeing snakes (garter and black snake) that are wonderful for culling the rodent population and a minor injury on my part… ouch! It happened when I was lifting wood. Well, that was a log and I attempted to just lift the top part and move it. It easily weighed over two hundred pounds. Well, I felt a tear. Thankfully, it will heal on its own. I would have been fine, but I forgot to lift with my legs and that caused the issue. Lesson learned, a bit too late. My “injury” didn’t stop me from cutting about an acre of our grass on Wednesday.

I’m hoping that I can start getting back into the virtual world of writing and visiting very soon. I hope all is well in your world. Wishing you all a fabulous Friday!



  1. Glad that your injury is not more serious. Looking forward to your fiber to tote bag project.


  2. I’m looking forward to it also and I’m looking forward to starting too. I’m still waiting on the update for how much of the materials are needed and when it’s going to start. I’m hoping it’s not for a few weeks, which will give me a chance to spin a yarn that I’d like to include in the weave along.
    Opal @ThreadLover recently posted…Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival 2016


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