Sunday, February 14, 2021

Woven yoke progress

Still working on one side of the yoke, as you see.  The stripes are working nicely.  The reason you haven't seen spinning and plying posts in here, and not much weaving, either, is that I have a little shoulder problem which has knocked me out of spinning.  It gets okay, I start to spin, and it's gone off again.  I will get there eventually.  And this is as far as the first yoke has got, largely because I'm running out of yarn to weave.  Weaving takes quite a bit of yarn, especially when you're making it to suit.

But we'll get there.  Meanwhile, I have a cunning plan.  I'll get both yokes finished and attached, then join the side seams, and I will then have a vest.  I've already stitched the two backs together, and they work nicely.  So I can wear it as a vest while I get on with spinning enough to make the sleeves.  No need for it all to just lie around in heaps until every last little bit is done.

And it may be necessary to crochet some joining on bits to make sure the yoke and the shoulder fit together well. We'll see once there's enough put together.  Meanwhile, the back is looking good.

At this rate, this jacket will have incorporated almost all the fiber arts I know.  Up to now: spinning, plying, knitting, weaving, sewing.


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    1. My weaving is very slow because of the decreasing space left on the loom. I'd like to get this done and off soon.

  2. That is beautiful, I love the colors! What a good thought to use it as a vest while you are getting the spinning done. I'm sorry to hear about your shoulder. I know that can really make things difficult. Have you tried Voltaren cream on it? I use that on my bad knee and it is helpful. I hope you feel better soon!

    1. Never heard of that. I've been using arnica gel and Advil. It's not a joint problem, but a muscle or tendon one. I'll check into that though.

  3. Isn't it great that we know so many different fabric arts and that we're able to incorporate so many different aspects into a single project. I do hope you'll post a photo of you modeling this once you get it into a wearable state.


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