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Soumak Pouch Weave Along – Part 3 – Warping the Looms

Today’s installment of the Soumak Pouch  Weave Along is a video tutorial about warping the looms for the ‘no warp ends’ technique that will be the foundation of the Soumak Pouches.

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There are a number of hints and tips that I have found that make warping for the  pouches much quicker and easier.

The video shows how to warp  the 8 inch and 12 inch  Mirrix looms, using ‘s’ hooks.

The Mini (5 inch loom) is warped using the ‘no warp ends’ kit from Mirrix.

The looms are almost gift wrapped after warping!

Really?  Yes 🙂

I have found that using ribbons to tie around the ‘s’ hooks on the lower edge of the 8 inch, 12 inch or larger Mirrix looms keeps the weft yarn from getting snagged on the hooks while weaving.

And, the Mini wears little babushkas or headscarves!

Yep. I tie bias tape or ribbon around the ends to cover the paper clips and keep them from snagging on clothing and to protect them.

I know it may seem odd, but it makes the weaving go more  smoothly.

And, having the weaving be a joy is really important 🙂

Here’s the video that shows how the warping is done for the Weave Along:



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Knitted Matroushka Doll Backpack, bag and keychain pattern

The Knitting Today magazine blog has just posted my pattern for darling Matroushka Doll bags for you to knit up for yourself or someone you love.

Knitting Today Matroushka Backpack designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay

Knitting Today Matroushka Small Bag designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay

Knitting Today Matroushka Keychain designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay

Matroushka bags designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay


Here’s the link to the pattern: Matroushkas

Happy knitting!

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Show us some more bags she said

Last week, I got the nicest letter from a lady. She said that she had pre-ordered a copy of The Woven Bag…. BUT….

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When I showed

some pics of

a few of the bags

on the late hankering blog,

she didn’t like them.


she canceled her order.

Eegads and little fish!

THAT’s not good!


she noticed on



that you can search

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inside the book

and take a peek

at some of the

other bags in the book.

So, she did that,

and loved what she saw.

She ordered the book,

and when it came,

she was THRILLED!

She loves all the neat

techie stuff in the book

and that it’s like having

a workshop at her fingertips.

I asked her if I should

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try this again,

and show more pics

of the woven bags.

She said, ‘YES!’

I asked her which ones

she thinks I should

show, and she listed

off these ones,

so I pulled them

out of the trunk

where I am storing them,

and got the camera out….

so, here’s another look inside the book!

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woven-bag-happy-dancer copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

woven-bag-tandem copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

woven-bag-woven-roving-posy-bag copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

Tomorrow, I am going to share a couple of little blooper secrets from the book… stay tuned….


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