Tuesday, June 08, 2010

I have finished my yardage that I started a few months ago. It wasn't that complexity of the weave structure that held me back (easy huck lace) nor lack of materials (yards and yards of hand dyed silk noil), nor anything else except for the nasty lack of time. Laundry, dishes, floors, homework, and a pathetically small amount of gardening meant that my yardage warp (really only about 3 meters) sat on the loom for a couple of months. It didn't help that the loom is set up in a room just outside of children's bedrooms and so I can't very well beat away on the loom after settling them down for the night. If it didn't get done before bedtime, it didn't get done. Couple all of that with a sense of tiredness and general lack of well being and you have a sadly languishing warp.
 














But it is all better now and it is (even better) off the loom. This is yardage that is suppose to be for a short boxy jacket. It is a very simple construction and hopefully won't take as long to complete as the yardage itself did.

6 comments:

Julia said...

Nice piece of work Jackie. I know that the picture probably doesn't make it justice. Is it going to be a boxy jacket for yourself or is it a commissioned piece?
Mamoo.

Valerie said...

So pretty! What are the fibers? The jacket will be lovely.

Melissa said...

Love the color! Keeping fingers crossed to watch this fiber becomes a jacket. Very cool :)

Julia said...

Hi Jackie, I'm just checking to see how the vest is coming along.

jackie said...

It is going to be a few weeks, if not months. Patience!

Cold Clothing said...

ooOOOooo! Exciting! Huck lace and hand dyed silk... It sounds quite luxurious!