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New woven vest with hood

Several months ago, a young woman looked at my woven vests, and then asked if I could weave a vest with a hood on it.

I’d never thought of that… but decided that it was a very good idea indeed!

I’ve been mulling it over, and wove up some fabric for it.

I wanted to add a narrow band that would go up the fronts and around the opening of the hood.

On the Saori group on Ravelry, there is an ongoing conversation about weaving with 7 warp strands.

Well, why not?

So…. I choose 7 different yarns/threads for my warp:

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Because I love weaving little square motifs, I combined sock yarns, embroidery floss and various yarns and threads while weaving clasped weft technique.

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I wove the band on my Saori loom.

When I finished, the narrow band was just slightly short of 9 yards long.

Golden retrievers are so gracious about modelling!

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I didn’t use a pattern.

I just draped the fabric on myself and on ‘Patient Zillah’, the mannequin I made from cardboard and wood:

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When the hood is down, it gives a lovely shawl collar.

 

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I decided against stitching a button on, and just pin it closed.

 

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Wow… I look so cross-eyed!  (My husband thinks I should have let him take the pictures LOL)

 

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The navy blue edging is spool knitted cord.

There is a problem with this new vest.  😦

I was planning on selling it, but I have fallen in love with it, so, I am clutching it to my heart, and it stays with me 🙂

 

 

 

 

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