Well... I made a discovery a few weeks ago!  Totally accidental and I have no association with the author!

At my favorite bookstore (Powells), I ran across this book, which you might notice has been written by our group leader.  Of course I had to buy a copy - not because of that but because I was so impressed with the different projects in the book.  I am very happy to add it to my collection.

I view this book more as an idea and technique book, since there are references to construction and accessorizing that I was unaware of.  I do think the instructions might be a bit tough to follow, but more importantly I didn't know you could do some of the things she does with potholder looms to get different shapes/sizes of pieces to use in her constructions.  If the instructions cause me difficulty when I try something out, I'm sure I will be able to improvise.

In particular, I am interested in her projects to create market-sized bags with butterfly looms.  These are not looms I am familiar with, and would like to try them out, but from the description, they seem similar to the odd-shaped peg frames I used as a kid to make place mats - we would tie short pieces of yarn around the crosspieces, and that's what held the yarn in place.

This book is chock-full of pictures so if you want to feel inspired, go visit your local library or bookstore.

The Woven Bag, by Noreen Crone-Findlay, ISBN 978-0-89689-846-2, Krause Publications


Claudia Segal (not verified)

I have a copy and enjoy this book very much.  It is chock full of great ideas for looms and how to use them.  The directions are excellent with lots of pictures supporting the how-tos.

Bravo Noreen!  You have a winner in this book.


Noreen Crone-Findlay

Thank you so much, KBird and Claudia!

I hope that you will enjoy the book and have fun making the bags!

:o) Noreen

Caroline (not verified)

I am about to put together a bag based on the little blue one on the book front cover. I have done it in a rayon/merino blended yarn and it looks "interesting" at this stage. It need to be lined as the fabric is very soft even after fulling in the washing machine, but I think it will turn out to be very pretty, if a litle impractical. Those part-loom techniques are great, and very simple to do! I am already trying to work out what I want to do next!

Well done Noreen!