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Stitched Double Cloth in Silk

November 10, 2009


The two faces of this cloth are subtly different, but it is reversible.  The light layer in this sample is stiched to the blue layer.  This little sample kimono is about 7 1/2 ” sleeve to sleeve and 81/2 ” long.  I used the standard bog jacket type of pattern to assemble it.

I used 20/2 spun silk (Treenway) sett at 20 epi per layer, sleyed 2 per dent in a 10 dent reed and woven at 20 ppi per layer.  There was a small shrinkage factor of about 5% overall after handwashing and pressing.

The draft begins with the treadling for the ground cloth, and is not shown with the pattern tie-up or treadling to show the pattern more clearly in the drawdown.  To weave the cloth shafts 1 and 2 are added to the pattern treadling.


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  1. November 10, 2009 4:15 pm

    Cute as a button!! (OK, cute might not have been what you were going for – but the little kimono is precious. Some day I want to weave like you do!!)



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