Wednesday, 24 October 2012

10th Anniversary  Vest

Back in June the Online Guild, affiliated to The Association of Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers of the Uk, celebrated their 10th Birthday. The challenge was to represent 10.

My answer was to weave material where the material was made up of 10 different yarns. They were silk, mohair, wool and blends of these, with several being handspun. I used between 3 and 5 ends together of the 10 yarns in a random pattern. I thought I might have a more pronounced shrinkage between the silk and wool/mohair – though I was not trying for it. There was in fact, very little, just enough to give a nice texture and hand. The material is for a vest, which I finally finished in time for the Geelong Show, where it won 3rd place.  


I am very pleased with the way the vest turned out.  The only thing I could have changed is I pressed all seams to one side, they were too bulky, I should have opened them out flat.

  Spread your Wings and Soar


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