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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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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.

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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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