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Double weave wool check coat fabric

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Double weave wool check coat fabric
Double weave wool check coat fabric
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Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Thu, 02/09/2017 - Wed, 04/05/2017
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
8
Sett: 
30.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
7.60 yd
Width on Loom: 
48.00 in
Finished Length: 
7.10 yd
Finished Width: 
42.00 in
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ReedGuy's picture
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Broken

This site seems to be broken. Can't add/choose yarns, groups, or tags. Http error notices.

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Sally Orgren's picture
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Hope they figure it out!

I wanted to see this!

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Have not sewed it yet, but

Have not sewed it yet, but soon. I'm working on the cotton coat now, need a little more yardage because of a booboo, but the warp for that is on the loom this morning.

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Finished the coat.

Finished the coat.

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Amazing accomplishment!

Reed Guy, your double weave wool coat is a beauty!  It looks like you even used your button hole attachment. Looks like a nice slippery smooth lining too. Your projects are remarkable. I'm glad for the warm weather this week, but you'd be cozy if it stays cold a while more!

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Yes, I did use the button

Yes, I did use the button-holer on the sewing machine, but it was challenging on this thick fabric. I hand sewed the buttons on though. :)

The lining is about CDN $9 a yard, I know if I could have gotten to Bangor, Maine I could have got it for $4 a yard. Fabric here in Canada is expensive at shops. Don't know why unless there is a huge textile tariff on imports. Maybe greed. Thread is also crazy high, same German thread that can be got in Maine for far less. Cotton weaving yarn is cheaper than sewing thread, and more weaving yarn on a  spool. Figure that one out.

 

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You are an inspiration!

I know posts are yours even before I read... the workmanship is distinctive! Thanks again for inspiring me to continue with this new 3- year old hobby of mine. We need more weaver guys!

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Thanks Ed. Yes we do need more

Thanks Ed. Yes we do need more fellas weaving. There are a few of us out there. Some are too shy to post I guess. :D

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Hats off

Hats off to you dude! Even if I could make the fabric, I'd have to hand it off to someone to sew. Great job!  I know it's twill checkerboard and doubleweave - but where do you get the info for the fabric? A blanket draft? Just curious.

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Awesome Coat! I'm knee deep

Awesome Coat! I'm knee deep in kitchen towel weaving ( my brother got a new house) but after Christmas maybe I'll start a coat. Your right we need more men Weaver's.

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Excellent Project!!!

...yet again.

Keep posting, and one of these days, I'd love to see one or more of your garments in the Convergence Fashion Show (for many reasons).

A few include: weavers want to see practical garments that other weavers would wear; weavers want to see what other weavers make (for inspiration - a "Hey! Maybe I can do that, too?" moment); and it's a great way to encourage other men to jump in. (No worries, you don't actual have to model your garment, unless you want to.)

I met the most male weavers ever at Milwaukee, along with a few male spinners, crocheters & knitters. I hope Reno has has even better representation next summer!

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