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Geometric Butterfly Motif to weave on the potholder loom

For the last couple of years, I have been working on a new design for the potholder loom.

It’s for a Geometric Butterfly motif- and I have finally finished the pattern for it, and for a bag and wrap made using it.

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I have listed the pdf pattern on my website on the potholder loom page  LINK

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The Geometric Butterfly motif is wonderful for bags:

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and wraps

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It would also make beautiful prayer flags, pillows, afghans, vests, throws, wall hangings, table runners and whatever else your heart desires.

It’s a great way to showcase handspun yarns, but commercial yarns work just fine with it.

Tarn, or t shirt yarn is also great in the Geometric Butterfly pattern.

The pattern has full color step by step photos and diagrams, and comes with links to helpful videos.

There is a separate pdf that has all the step by step photos and instructions for how to weave all the different shapes on the potholder loom.

Isn’t it amazing what you can do on the simple potholder loom? 🙂

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How to weave a shoulder bag on the 14 inch triangle loom

Last week, I posted a video tutorial on how to weave a bag using the 3 foot triangle loom LINK

I’ve also designed a shoulder bag to weave on the 14 inch triangle loom, with a little help from weaving sticks 🙂

This bag is a great way to showcase handspun yarns, art yarns, tarn or other special yarns.

It’s VERY comfortable to wear across your body.

Wearing across like this keeps it closed.

If you don’t wear your bag across, then you’ll want to make a shorter strap, and add a button at the ‘V’.

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The bag is made of 4 triangles woven on the 14 inch Dewberry Ridge triangle loom LINK

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The hypotenuse of the triangles have cords made on the lucet (a spool knitter works just as well) to stabilize the edges.

The sides, base and handle are woven as one continuous piece on 6 weaving sticks.

(For more fab things to do with stick weaving looms, please check out this page on my website: LINK)

There’s a pocket on the front and also on the back of the bag, for business cards, glasses, cellphones, lip gloss, etc.

I made a video tutorial (with the usual assistance of my dogs… palm to forehead) showing how to make this spiffy shoulder bag:

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How to weave a boho or hobo bag on the triangle loom

My daughter sewed me a couple of gorgeous triangle shaped bags that got me thinking….

‘Hmmmm…. could I weave a triangular shaped bag?’

And, the answer was so obvious that it was a palm to forehead moment!

Duh! Use the triangle loom!

So, I did, and here’s the result:

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The easiest bag ~ever~!!!!

These bags are so comfortable to use- they hug your body!

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I designed it so there are 2 pockets on the outside for glasses, cellphone, business cards, lip gloss etc

I wove mine on the 3 foot configuration of my Dewberry Ridge Triangle loom LINK to their site.

But, you could weave it on the 6 foot configuration, too, if you prefer.

Demonstrating with the full size triangles was too hard to get into the screen of the video camera,

so I used triangles woven on my 14 inch triangle:

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The finished bag is about 24 inches from the tip of the handle to the base point and about 18 inches across:

It’s such a fun and easy bag to make, I know that I am going to be making a whole lot more of them!

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Here’s the video tutorial on how to make them:

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