My new loom - it's all set up and working
Just finished vest jackets (above) with loom-designed fabric, clothes with soul.
Soul, an essence of life. It happens to something when it is made with hands that weave, sew, turn a potters wheel, mosaic, paint, the list could go on. Much thought goes into the process of hand-done - textures, colors, the fit and how it will look. Each piece unique. Sometimes you might want to put on something with a little soul. Wear it and part of the maker is in it.
These vest / jackets are woven with linen, silk and wool. The bit of pink one is made with a beautiful yarn bought in a local yarn shop, hand spun and dyed. A friend ordered a vest, she wanted some pink, silver and black in the mix. That yarn was just waiting for me that day. A mohair/wool combination with a mix of pink, white and a silvery blue spun into a most divine yarn. I had enough to make two, she has one and this one is in my etsy shop. The black and white has hand-spun in it as well, along with a taupe, black mohair mix. In finishing the fabric is washed and the wool is felted.
Designed, handwoven and sewn in my workshop.
Pretty in Black and White too!