The culmination of the ideas over time produce some different items. Below are some of the things I've created just to show the ideas and provide some inspiration.
Created from large Target bags which provides a large amount of color. Rather than using the standard width of strips with the N hook, these were about 50% wider strips and woven using a Q hook which allows for the much larger weave. Overall this bag is 13"w x 9""h and is capped with green jute to give it a bubble-bag appearance.
Show Your Style
Opening the field into more design than just the color in the plastic. This one shows the plastic/plasticy strap design as well as a test in adding designs. Its almost like drawing on drunk graph paper, so its not neat by any means but can provide some interesting effects. The flap bags give the best surface to work with, but it can be done on most items. Latest experiments utilize the loop length to add some color design, however its not an exact science.
This bag was the first real foray into the new built-in handle design and this picture shows the in-use stretch that is normal. Also a first in this bag is an inside pocket as well as the wider-braid shoulder strap. Overall this bag is 13"w*10"h*2"d and is a good size for netbooks, tablets, and paper notebooks.
The Lunchbox Experiment
This is one of my works in progress. It started out as an oops and went from there. The greatest part about being non-pattern and just making things work is that no two will be the same. The second row features the second version of the lunchbox experiment, which is currently listed for sale here and features a slightly different design with matching ends and better balanced. The main body of the box is 9"w x 5"h x 4"d.
This was a request from a friend for a functional diaper bag. Overall it is 14"w x 11"h x 5"d, features an inside pocket, and is made out of White w/ Red & Blue (Made in USA). The strap is anchored with two short pieces reinforced with mason line and the handle piece is a mix of plastic and tan jute.
This is the initial implementation of the zipper concept - Everything that makes it on to this page is essentially a "Proof Of Concept", or the alpha test. This is a handbag that ended up being a bit off-kilter however it works. The handle is made but not yet attached, so it will end up being an easy shoulder size. The second bag featured is the first to join the Bags page as available for sale - it is 11" wide at the top and wedges down to a 9"x4" base with a 26" strap.
The cut plastic material is commonly referenced as "Plarn", short for 'plastic yarn'. After getting a couple oddball rolls of yarn, I decided to integrate it a bit more than just the trim pieces along the edges like the other materials I use. Both of these bags are done with alternating or chasing rows of plastic and yarn which makes for a soft texture and a heavier weight overall material - the yarn was doubled as to match the plastic consistency. The handle uses a single yarn woven with the plastic. The top of the bags use a block of yarn to help keep the curve of the flap. The smaller one is 8"x7"/24" and the larger is 10"x7"/26" and both are available on the Flap Bags page.