If you've just tuned in you can read part 1 about our project here.
All the yarns used in this project are handspun. The cloth was woven on two Ashford knitter's looms -- a 50 cm and a 30 cm loom -- using tapestry techniques and interlocking weft.
Here is the work in progress:
|The inspiration for this project.|
|4 handwoven panels of merino/silk wet finished and ready for sewing.|
|The fabric 80% merino wool and 20% silk really blossomed in the wetfinishing. The colours glow and the cloth has a nice drape and an incredibly soft, velvety hand.|
|The back of the jacket in progress. No cutting has been done. The nice selvedges become the hem and seams are overlapped.|
|The front of the jacket in progress.|
|The side of the jacket in progress. Notice how the hem in the front is higher than the back. We are working on a fix.|
More on this project in a few days. The goal is to finish this by Friday, in time to take it to the Vernon Spin in for show & tell on Saturday.