Hello, friends. Some new fabrics are underway this week. The loom is warped for herringbone twill and one of its derivatives. I am really pleased with how things are shaping up. Here is a look:
The red mercerized cotton is waiting in line to be used next for the weft. I like both of the designs and can't say that I prefer one over the other. The herringbone twill is easier to weave with just a 4 step treadling pattern (photo 2); the top photo has a 16 step treadling pattern.
In either case, I think that a clean, simple handbag design will work for either fabric. I have kiss clasp frames in a couple of different sizes and my trusty drawstring bag design, too. An envelope-style clutch is something I'm considering, which brings me to my next question: what sort of handbag do you prefer to carry? Or, conversely, is there are style that you absolutely would NEVER tote around? Just curious to know!