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8 Shaft Overshot, Expanded Bertha Gray Hayes' miniature 'Rosette'

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Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Sat, 12/31/2016
Yarn
Yarn: 20/2 Cotton
Color: black
Type: warp
Yarn: 8/2 cotton
Color: slate blue
Type: weft
Yarn: 20/2 Cotton
Color: black
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
10
Sett: 
27.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
8.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
40.00 in
Notes: 

Design from Bertha Gray Hayes' miniature 4 shaft "Rosette" in the book of miniatures written by Norma Smayda et al. I expanded it to 8 shafts and 10 treadles.

7 yards for bath robe.

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Wow!

ReedGuy:

This is impressive. Someone will be spending every possible moment in a luxurious robe. How lovely!

RepWeaver

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That pattern

That pattern is mesmerizing.  I'm picturing more of a smoking jacket than a bath robe.

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Well, maybe I can impersonate

Well, maybe I can impersonate Jackie Gleason. :D

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I love this!

Reedguy - are you also a sewing machine guy?  Will you make the robe? 

And I agree with mesmerizing - I find my eye cannot sit still - it moves along all those lines.  This will be fabulous!  And I think I might need this book.

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Yes, I'm going to be the

Yes, I'm going to be the tailor. I'm armed with pattern, books, sewing machine and serger. "No guts, no glory", a line from a movie. :)

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LOVE it.

(And I love BGH patterns, too.)

If pleased with the results of your robe when finished, please consider entering this in one of the juried fashion shows, say Convergence Reno 2018 perhaps? (It is such a thrill to follow projects online and see the real garments in person at a conference.)

I think you should rebrand your project as a "smoking" jacket, like in the vintage movies or the Mad Men era. I envision it photographed in the vicinity of a leather chair with perhaps a cigar languishing in an ashtry on the armrest...

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SusanBH's picture
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Not a cigar

I agree with every Sally said except the cigar.  Make it a pipe, they smell better.

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This is so nice to see the

This is so nice to see the mintures in live cloth. I've got the monographs too. I've got a lot of the old monographs but black and white and old copies does them no justice. It's hard for me to visualize what the pattern be in yarn.  This brings it back to life. Nice choice.

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