Mirrix Loom Weave Along Soumak Pouch- 1- Warp and Weft

In September, I will be leading a Weave Along, using Mirrix Looms.

I will be posting the  pattern, video tutorials, instructions and step by step photos for the Weave Along here on Tottie Talks Crafts.

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The project is a Business Card Pouch, which also works well as a cellphone pouch, woven in Soumak, embellished with corded edges and chain stitch embroidery.

I have designed it to be welcoming to entry level weavers, but also, with options that will appeal (I hope) to more advanced weavers, too.

Because it can take awhile to get orders cleared and shipped, I am posting some suggested warp and weft yarns, as well as the links for ordering them now.

Hopefully, your yarns will arrive before September first.

Here are a few photos of some of the Business Card pouches that I have woven so far:

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This is the first Business card pouch that I wove, using:

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Harrisville Warp LINK

and: Wool weft:  Harrisville Variety Yarn Pack: Brights LINK

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I wove the second  pouch with the Harrisville warp and for weft:

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Harrisville Variety Yarn Pack Jewels LINK

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I quite like both p0uches, but …. OOPS!

They are slightly too small for their intended purpose!  EEGADS! Business cards don’t fit in them!

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So, I went back to the drawing board, and altered the pattern.

By then, gorgeous yarn had arrived from Lion Brand yarns: LINK TO BONBON YARN

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The photo doesn’t convey the scale of the balls of Bonbon…

They are tiny, perfect little balls of loveliness. Each of them is 2 1/2 inches (6cm) tall.

The cotton is simply gorgeous to weave with.  I love it.

I wove these Pouches in Bonbon cottons, with Metallic chain stitch embroidery:

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I used the  ‘Nature’ colorway for the pouch in the photo above, and ‘Beach for the pouch in the photo below:

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The Metallic yarns come in six packs, as does the cotton. I used yarns from both colorways: Party and Celebrate, for these pouches.

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My daughter in law suggested that I add a swivel snap hook to the upper corner of the pouch.

I thought that it was a great suggestion, and so I have added it.

The swivel clip allows you to clip it to your bag, or the belt loop of blue jeans.

If your cellphone is one of the larger ones, you may need to upsize your pouch if you would rather use it as a cellphone pouch instead of a business card pouch.

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I used Lion Cotton for the warp for these two pouches, because I wanted to use yarns that you can order at the same time to make this all easier for you:

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I wasn’t sure if it would work for the projects, but it does just fine.

I don’t think that I would use it for tapestry warp for a really large project, because it has a cheerful slightly bouncy nature.

Warp for tapestry really does need to be made of sterner stuff :D  None of that youthful springiness!

Speaking of warp- a couple of my Ravelry friends have asked if carpet warp would be okay for the Weave Along, and yes, indeed, it will work fine.

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I am going to weave some of the pouches on carpet warp, and also on the green linen that’s on that ginormous spool.

In my next post, I will show you the equipment, materials and tools that you will need to gather up for the Weave Along.

Here’s the link to  a post that has all the blog post links, to keep everything quick and easy to refer to : LINK

You are invited to post comments on the blog posts here on Tottie Talks Crafts.

CHECK LIST FOR WARP AND WEFT:

- warp

-weft

-optional contrast yarn for chain stitch embellishment

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9 responses to “Mirrix Loom Weave Along Soumak Pouch- 1- Warp and Weft

  1. Pingback: Mirrix Loom Weave Along Soumak Pouch- All the links | Tottie Talks Crafts Blog

  2. I love these! They are really beautiful. Will be sure to check back!

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  3. Love the different colorways! I want to make them all. Nice project to test different yarns! Tottie looks so happy modeling. :)

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  4. Thank you so much, Susan! :) The pouches are a really fun way of trying out all kinds of colorways.
    And, Tottie thanks you most kindly for asking her to model- she’s ever so pleased and is blowing you little tomato kisses and sending big hugs to you and Mac! :D

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  5. griffonsong

    Oh, I’ve missed Tottie! These bold designs remind me of the patterns painted on the exterior walls of houses of the Northern Ndebele people of Zimbabwe. Gorgeous!

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    • Welcome back, Aleksa! Tottie and I have missed you!
      Oooh, I am going to have to google the Northern Ndebele people of Zimbabwe!
      I started the design process by getting Chloe to take pictures of my grandmother’s 100 year old rug, that was passed to me, and then a few years ago, I gave it to Chloe. I spent many happy hours in my childhood, playing on that rug :)
      I chose a few motifs and did lots of drawings of them.
      As I worked my way through the prototyping stage, I simplified the designs to make them easier to weave.
      I am working on more versions of the pattern now, and find them endlessly intriguing to work with.
      I am shooting a LOT of video tutorials so that people can weave them, even if they have never woven before :D

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