Good news for Weaving Fashionistas!
New eBook! Everything you to know about
For all you weavers who wish for projects you can wear (or are tired of those table runners, rugs, and other flat items), here are two stellar publications; the Special Fashion Issue of Handwoven and a new e-book, Designing to Weave & Sew by Jean Scorgie.
In the September/October 2011 Handwoven, you’ll not only meet the winners of the Väv Garment Challenge, you can follow their instructions to weave and sew their beautiful and unique vests, coats, and tops. These garments are currently in Sweden awaiting the Väv/Handwoven fashion show at Borås September 15–17. There, one of each magazine’s ten entries will win a Best of Show.
In addition to the ten fabulous fashions, you’ll find some other exiting new ideas for weavers in this magazine. How about a scarf woven in thread that lights up (battery operated)? You can even make the lights go on and off in time to music! A vest combines knitting and weaving in a uniquely appropriate way, and gathering an inkle loom strip creates a pleated neck-piece. You’ll also gain new ideas for embellishing handwovens, whether garments or other pieces, such as beading wrapped rings and couching crocheted chains.
Southwest swing top by
Irene Torruella Munroe
Whenever I go to a conference or guild meeting, I admire and envy weavers who weave what they wear (I try to buy clothing that looks like I could have woven it, instead!). Both this issue of Handwoven and the eBook make me think maybe I, too, can start using my sewing machine.
|Ikat and twill by Catherine Griffith||Kodachrome coat by Tien Chiu|