One of my goals is to make a bag to carry my supplies in for the different things that I do. Such as the tatting bag also a bag for inkle weaving, card weaving, knitting and when I get around to making one, a bag for back strap loom. This allows me to keep everything together and show off the technique. Since other then the knitting and tatting bags they will be made with the technique that they are used for. Such as the inkle bag will be made from all inkle woven bands, card weaving bag all the bands will be card woven and so forth. The tatting bag has a tatted trim on the flap and the knitting bag will have a knitted trim.
My main reason for doing this besides the obvious is to get some practice with the new technique and the end result is a tangible item that I can use to carry supplies as well as show off some of the different techniques possible with that type of craft.
The first picture on the upper right are the the pieces ready to go. The bag and the lining are both interfaced to give them strength and stability. The strap was made in the table loom in inkle style. I don’t really know the answer but I think to call it an inkle band it needs to be made on an inkle loom, other wise it would be just a tape or ribbon. You can’t quote me on it but that just makes sense to me. The final piece is the tatted trim.
The next picture above left is the bag constructed with a view of the inside. this pocket is for holding any books or patterns I may need or are using. It’s large enough to hold a full sheet of paper which is the normal size of a tatting book.
With all the supplies on the sides of the bag the bag itself can hold unfinished projects.
The last bag picture is of the outside finished bag it looks good. This is the first bag I designed myself their are some changes I am going to do in future bags. First will be to line the whole inside, another is to only interface the bag body the flap closer for me doesn't need to be interfaced or lined. The only other thing is to make sure the strap is long enough I like to carry my bags cross shoulder. Bag on my right side while the strap is over my head and on my left shoulder. That is what is most comfortable for me.
Just to give you a better view of tatting I have a picture of some things I made. Now off to finish my straps for the inkle bag.