Welcome To My blog--my name is Barb and I am a weaver in a small town in Wisconsin called Dell. Actually it is more of a place than a town but I love living in the middle of nowhere. I am a weaver and my studio name is"COULD HAVE BEEN A PIANO" I always said I was going to learn how to play the piano, but as luck would have it I met a wonderful group of women weavers and was hooked. I have been weaving for three years or so but have been addicted to fiber since I started knitting when I was about 10. I still love to knit and do some spinning and dying as well. I love natural fiber and texture. I like to use thrift store finds and use my imagination.
My local library is having a fund raiser for its expansion project and a friend called and asked me if I would dontae something. So I thought of a "book" bag. This is a bag made out of a 7"strip that is about 120" long. It is then folded and sewn with only a couple of seams. It is very sturdy and has a long shoulder strap making it a really perfect book bag. I also like it because it is a great way to use up scraps of this and that. I threaded it in a pattern called Jean Lilly but did not like the way it looked, so am just weaving it as plain weave.