Sley the Dent

designed and handwoven by Dawn K Forde

Dawn is a weaver who likes to bring out the whimsy in her handwovens; in either the colors, patterns, or the purpose of the textile.

Each piece she creates is unique in color and design. She is not afraid to ask “what if” of her fibers and looms.

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Upcycled Art

My pink and purple plastic tote Rag Bag is part of the exhibit “Upcycled Art” at Studio 550 in Manchester NH.



The exhibit runs through April 25th.


I just updated my Etsy shop to include tassels.

Lots and lots of pretty, soft, silly, and lovely tassels.

tassels w.i.p.


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.