Sley the Dent

designed and handwoven by Dawn K Forde

plarn purse

My ragbag tote bags are pretty basic. They are made by weaving a cotton warp with a weft made from either upcycled cotton rags strips or plastic. Using plastic as a yarn is also known as plarn.


For my most recent plarn ragbag, I decided to take it up a notch, guild the lily, and go whole hog. This bag has a lining made from a beautiful batik fabric, there are two interior pockets, a magnetic closure, and the handles are longer for over-the-shoulder wear. I really like how the colors blended: the greens, peach, and yellow colors of the plastic bags. The handles are woven on the inkle loom and are all cotton.