horsehair

<p>I'm sampling horsehair.&nbsp; Due to it's &quot;indestructible&quot; nature, I'd like to make a uber-chic backpack to carry my laptop and fiber projects to work.&nbsp; I read on <span title="In der neuen V&auml;vmagasinet ist ein toller Articel von
Kerstin Fr&ouml;berg dar&uuml;ber.">Kerstin Fr&ouml;berg's blog that horsehair was originally woven in satin weave for upholstery.&nbsp; At the NYGH Yarn Tasting event on March 27, woven w a tencel warp and horsehair weft in plain weave- the fiber was interesting, but the cloth was not anything special. Now that I&nbsp;am seeing it in the satin weave, it is very unusual.&nbsp; I make luxury evening gowns for a living, so I have heavy experience with silk satin, the parallels between that and the &quot;horsehair satin&quot; are surprising.&nbsp; Both have the slick, shiny surface and wiry &quot;bounce&quot;.&nbsp; The warp threads are almost completely concealed.&nbsp; My sample will probably become a case for my reading glasses.<br />
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<p><span title="In der neuen V&auml;vmagasinet ist ein toller Articel von
Kerstin Fr&ouml;berg dar&uuml;ber.">I&nbsp;am working to improve my selvedges and hope to contact Kerstin for some tips.</span></p>

Project Dates: 
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Last modified: 
Sun, 10/06/2019 - 18:42
Number of Shafts: 
4
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