Unfortunately, I lost or threw out the Threads magazine about that technique--#51, I believe. I know I had it once upon a time. Really, I should invest in their DVD magazine collection. There is a more recent Threads article by Shirley Adams in #147, and online Here.
I decided to make fabric for the front and back of a handbag. It will be a boxy style bag, in fall colors. OK, I know, know--but I'm slow and it won't hurt to be ahead of the game for a change! I gathered some yarns and other fibers in turquoise, gold and rust for the bag. Fabric can also be used in pinweaving, but I'm going to stick to yarns and trims.
I have a pinweaving mat by June Tailor. It's a board, covered, padded and with grid marks on the top. I cut a piece of fusible interfacing a bit larger than my finished bag, and pinned it, fusible side up in 3'8" (approx) intervals. That makes the "loom".
Then, using a rust colored #8 Pearl Cotton, I made the warp by wrapping the thread around the pins, top to bottom across the entire piece.
These are some pin-weaving tools. Usually, I prefer a very large yarn needle.
Then start weaving the weft. It is free-form, taking shape as I work. This is where it is now.
Pin-weaving is fun. I've had a good time working with it today. Handbags are fun to make, too. You can get very creative with handbags, embellishing them to the hilt, which isn't always a great look in garments. I'm carrying a summer bag that I made some time ago.
I love this bag. My daughter has one similar. I call it "MardiGras". It is crazy quilted, and embellished with trims, pearls, iron-ons. Makes me happy.
Back to my weaving. Oh, and have a great 4th of July. Be safe this weekend.