A new woven shirt to celebrate springtime

Springtime has been hopelessly late here in Alberta, so I decided to go ahead and celebrate it anyhow, by making myself a new shirt.

I wove the fabric last year:

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I wove the fabric on my Saori loom:

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This became a sleeve:

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I used my ‘standard’ shirt pattern, Simplicity 2741 LINK

And shortened the sleeves, as I have short arms.

BUT…  I blythely cut it out and sewed it up in, ahem, my husband’s size, oops…. so it is too big for me.

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Ah well, I guess that’s better than being too small, isn’t it?🙂

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I did all kinds of clasped weft and inlay on body of the shirt.

These are techniques that are used a lot in Saori weaving.

Saori is weaving based on the philosophy of creative self discovery through free form weaving.

See Saori Japan  LINK

At times, when I was weaving the little squares,  I had up to 8 extra shuttles in the row.

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Doing inlaid sections slows down the weaving process, but it is really worth it.

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Here’s the other sleeve:

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I used inkle woven bands for the collar and cuffs.

I am not going to put buttons on it, as I don’t think that I would ever wear it buttoned up.

So, this is my celebration of Spring…. hope you are celebrating merrily, too!

Happy Springtime!🙂

 

 

 

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8 responses to “A new woven shirt to celebrate springtime

  1. Jan

    Very creative, lovely and not too big, but rather, swingy as a salute to Spring, Noreen. I always enjoy your work! Thank you for your nimble mind and hands.

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  2. It’s a beautiful handwoven shirt! The colors are really spring-like and the design is truly art-to-wear. Looks very comfortable.

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  3. This is a stunningly beautiful shirt! Who needs Spring when you can create your own? AND no hay fever…

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