Hello Team NVWG,
I would like to weave some fabric for a jacket so it has to be somewhat stiff (like denim-ish stiff) and have some body and weight. So my question is has anyone woven with fabric strips as both warp and weft?
My plan is to do something with strips much more narrow than what you would use on a rag rug and have a balanced plain weave on my rigid heddle loom.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
There is a warping mill (~40 inches in length – horizontal) for sale in Harvard – appears to be in fine shape, 50$. I am thinking this is a good idea and hassome good advantages over a warping board. Your thoughts please?
This is directed to Susan T. I am entering two pieces to NEWS. Both Andrew and I are still fuzzy on the details of how we do this. Could you please let us know what we need to have for the mid-May initial due date, what that date is, and where we submit the materials. We believe photos are needed in May, but what else? WE don’t want to mess this up.
Thanks so much!
I’m reaching out because I are contemplating doing some cotton cloth to make a summer jacket for the NEWS garment competition. If I wanted to weave something like a basket weave in a cotton or something with a window pane using higher epi as the base yarn and a thicker yarn to create the window pane pattern, what would you suggest as a good cotton yarn for garments. I may also like to use some funky thick or ribbon type yarns as the weft (a whole different look – kind of like a weft faced cloth.
I have some 3/2 mercerized Valley Cotton from Webs and some 8/2 Valley cotton. I’d like the fabric to have a slightly stiff hand so that the jacket wouldn’t be too drapey since I won’t be lining it. I could also pick up some funky ribbon or even making some cotton cloth strips to create the effect. hmmmmm.
So here’s the funny part, I need to do this asap to get the sewing done and then break the news to Randy that I won’t be around for a month. LOL. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Learn about the fashions and textiles of the 1860’s. Fabric of the period was vibrant and women used it to create spectacular clothing for themselves and their families. At our next meeting, I’ll be giving an overview of cloth common during the mid-19th Century, some no longer in production, and how it was used to create various types of garments from underpinnings and dresses to bonnets and outerwear. We’ll review some of the these fabrics with examples and photos of original garments and reproductions made from modern versions of the cloth.
Join us on Tuesday, January 26, at 7:00 pm for refreshments, socializing and the library and at 7:30 pm for the meeting start and program at the Fiber Loft, Harvard Mass.
Just to let the sewists in the group know (Reba, here is the latest). Sawyer Brook has a new owner and is looking forward to the fall collection of fabrics. Here’s the link.