Valley Yarns #139 Tartan Tote PDF
The project pairs draft for both Rigid Heddle and Inkle looms to make this fun and functional, Valley Yarns Tartan Tote designed by Elizabeth Hill. The body of the bag is woven on a Rigid Heddle loom, with strips on the front and plaid design on the back and the front three-section pocket. Use the same yarn to create the colorful straps on an Inkle loom, customize the length just for you!
Equipment: Rigid Heddle loom - 20” minimum with, 12-dent heddle, 4 stick shuttles, 1 yd sturdy lining fabric, matching sewing thread
Warp & Weft Yarn for body of bag: Valley Yarns 3/2 Cotton (100% Mercerized Cotton; 1260 yds/lb) #5597 Mosstone 499 yds, #5990 Lizard Green 188 yds, #6256 Eggplant 68 yds, #5637 Pacific 90 yds
Warp & Weft Yarn for Inkle band: Valley Yarns 3/2 Cotton: #5597 Moss-tone 88 yds, #6256 Eggplant 111 yds, #5637 Pacific 28 yds
Warp Length: 72” of 238 ends
Sett: 12 epi
Finished Dimensions: 16" by 16½" by 1½"
Weave Structure: Plain Weave