Fast forward to this year, and that good-but-not-spectacular cloth has found its destiny: small zippered bags that could be used as knitting tool kit, clutch purse, cosmetic kit, whatever. And small mobile phone pouches - which are easier to fabricate because no zip is required.
Here are a few examples of what will be in the Central Coast Weavers guild's annual sale. I tried out several methods of installing the zips: hidden (lapped) zips, centered-but-mostly-hidden zips, and centered-fully-exposed zips.
The inspiration for all this is Alice Schlein , as is the case for a lot of the ideas percolating in my brain. A few years ago, Alice sent me a small zippered bag, which found its purpose in life as a knitting sundries kit. It was made from remnants of several of Alice's jacquard-woven designs. I figured that other fiber folks would find a similar bag of use, and I certainly have lots of jacquard cloth that fits the bill. So, here are a few samples:
There's only been time to make a few, and one has already sold, before the guild sale even started!