Another hand woven project using the hounds tooth weaving pattern
My first weave in hounds tooth weaving was about 3 and a half metres in length. I eagerly awaited its return from an exhibition it was in at St Arnauld arts centre, if not sold, I dreamt of what I would make with it. Found it was too much for a skirt but I measured. Therefore, I decided it would make a great pair of calf length pants because they are woven in cotton. When I got it home, I realised that the openness of the weave would not be good for the seat of the pants. Hmmm, I thought, I would love it in a jacket.
Video of the Hounds tooth weaving coming off the loom: all mistakes unpicked https://fb.watch/ejCm2TR8mJ/
When you are short of material
So, getting my pattern out, I proceeded to prepare for the Jacket. Upon checking, I found that there was only enough for 1 and a half sleeve. Oh well, I thought I’ll weave another sleeve, no matter. However, I got the shock of my life when I finished the new weave. It was different than the first. It was a better weave actually. I finished making the Jacket with the new sleeve. My heart sunk, what a waste. I showed it to my weaving buddy, and she asked, “have you got any material left over.”
She saved the day. She suggested adding cuffs from each of the materials. I had the onerous job of working out How. But I managed and here is the result, an arty Jacket, with a great lesson learnt, make sure I weave enough for each project.
I’m really a size or two too big its made for a petite size 8 or 10. Woven on my 60cm Rigid Heddle loom. Now I have wider looms for making those extra needed widths for the rest of us.
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