At Karla's Bird Song Event, Lisa of Tarnished and Tattered showed us a fun easy weaving technique to make a nature pouch. The really fun part of the technique is its versatility- you can make a nature pouch, like this one- with feathers, hardware, rust and a grapevine handle...
Another technique Lisa showed us was using a heat gun on the purse. Some of the fibers fuse together, some curl up and some get a nice burnt look. I covered my purse with hat netting and used the heat gun to fuse it to the purse.
A little cautionary tale about a fabric bracelet- I don't wear jewelry very much, and I don't light many candles- but I happened to do both yesterday. I blew out the candle, which caused a lot of smoke, so I decided to pinch the smouldering wick. A spark flew out and came very close to landing on the bracelet. For a second I had an image of the bracelet going up in flames while on my wrist.
When Lisa suggested burning your weavings, I don't think that's what she meant.