Monday, 16 May 2011
I found out that it is possible to weave a jacket all in one piece. It fits well and is comfortable. I also found out that the method I used is much too unwieldy. I wouldn't do it again like this. I haven't stopped thinking about how it could be done better, but that won't be for a while, if ever!
Posted by Ruth at 12:04
Friday, 6 May 2011
|Nearly finished weaving the sleeve|
I finished weaving the sleeves and removed the cardboard form. I couldn't resist trying it on at this stage, but it looked ragged and was heavy because it was still attached to the loomskin.
|Inside front panel showing the warp threads|
needing to be darned in and weft threads needing to be clipped.
|The jacket off the loomskin shown right side out. |
Most of the weft threads have been pulled to the inside
and the warp threads at the neck edge and buttonholes
have been darned in.
Posted by Ruth at 09:49
Monday, 2 May 2011
I rolled and taped the previously made specially shaped cardboard forms forming sleeve-shaped tube structures. Then I stuffed the cuff, centre, and shoulder areas with tightly rolled cardboard. The tubes were inserted into the sleeves. I pinned the cuff into position and tightly tied the top at the shoulder. Then I rolled the rest of the jacket around the tops of the tubes. I ended up with a long cylinder with a sleeve at each end. I began to weave at the top of the sleeves.
Posted by Ruth at 14:18