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.
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.
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.