Belt of Power

My next assignment for my Weaving of Life coaching was to make a “Belt of Power” – which was a small pocket that hangs from a belt, and inside the pocket you put something that represents “what gives you power?”

I chose to make a pocket that would hold either my compass or GPS device. That’s because right now, having a clear sense of direction would be what I believe would give me power.

The pocket is woven so that it has two slits in the back, and through the slits you put a belt made by twisting yarn.

Back of the Belt of Power

Back of the Belt of Power

When you are weaving the pocket, you start with that piece with the slits. I started with a straightforward orange yarn to represent optimism. Also, since I have not woven something with slits, I wanted to use a yarn that not have too much fuzziness, so I could see what I was doing.

The rest of the pocket is woven from strips cut from old socks and t-shirts.

My coach Susan said to adjust the instructions to make sure that my compass or GPS would fit in the pocket. The assignment showed a pocket that was much more triangular, but I had to make it more rectangular to fit the objects. As it is, the GPS is a tight squeeze in the pocket.

Belt of Power with compass & GPS

Belt of Power with compass & GPS

I decided not to add other adornment to the pocket because it was so colorful already from the many strips from different socks and t-shirts.

Wearing the Belt of Power

Wearing the Belt of Power

 

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