GARMENT GALLERY 2019-

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FANTASY IN FUR WALKING VEST 2020

Handwoven yoke, using novelty yarns and stripped fur, in a Theo Moorman Technique of inlay on a linen ground with polyester sewing thread tie down warps. Wool bouclé boiled knit body. Bias corduroy trim. Fully lined with an acetate jacquard. Pockets. Walking vest pattern a combination of the 600 Walking Vest and the 800 Zippered Vest with Collar, which will both be released in 2020 from the Daryl Lancaster Pattern Collection.

 

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WINTER FLORALS SWING COAT WITH HOOD 2020

Handwoven and handdyed wool and loop mohair coat with wool weft. Twill variation loosely based on a draft from Handwoven Magazine, Issue 171, Sept/Oct 2014. The article, "Bright Herringbone Twill Towels" was authored by Linda Gettman.

Warps were handdyed in small batches in a crock pot with Cushing Acid Dyes. Fully lined with a silk sari. Coat design is a combination of the 400 Swing Coat with hood and inseam buttonholes variation from the 700/1700 Tunic from the Daryl Lancaster Pattern Collection. The coat has inseam buttonholes and pockets. Bone buttons.

 

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DRIFTWOOD MOTORCYCLE VEST WITH LEATHER TRIM 2020

Handwoven vest from leftover fabric from the Driftwood Swing Dress below. 8 shaft combination weave structure, with handdyed and commercially dyed rayons and silks for the warp. Original Draft. Rayon flake weft. Unlined. Trimmed with caviar lambskins. Pattern copied from a commercially purchased vest. This pattern was also used to create this vest.

 

 

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DRIFTWOOD SWING DRESS 2020

Handwoven sleeveless swing dress, with semi-attached leather yoke with sleeves. Pockets. 8 shaft Combination weave structure, with handdyed and commercially dyed rayons and silks for the warp. Original Draft. Rayon flake weft. Fully lined with a silk sari. Leather yoke from caviar lambskins using the natural edge of the leather. Machine couched embroidery on the surface with added beads. Dress pattern is a combination of the 1000 Swing Dress, and the 200 Jacket armhole and sleeve, from the Daryl Lancaster Pattern Collection.

 

 

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VERTICAL BARRIERS SWING SKIRT 2020

Handwoven and partially hand dyed rayon and cotton warps in a combination 8 shaft weave structure, incorporating supplemental wefts. Worsted wool weft. Lined in sari cotton. Ultrasuede yoke. Pockets. Original draft.

Skirt pattern is a variation of the 1000 Swing Dress, from the Daryl Lancaster Pattern Collection.

 

 

Crimp Cloth Vest

CRIMP CLOTH VEST 2020

The cloth for this vest was woven with a "Crimp Cloth" technique using a cotton warp with an Orlon weft, and pull threads. Cloth was pulled and heat set into the crimped shape. This vest version was remade after an unsuccessful first attempt. The Crimp Cloth was created in a workshop with Dianne Totten.

 

 

 

Pendleton Worm VestPendleton Worms Vest BackPendleton Worms Vest DetailPENDLETON MILL "WORMS" VEST 2019

Handwoven four shaft inlay (Theo Moorman technique).  Wool, acrylic, Pendleton Woolen Mill blanket edges.  Trimmed in cotton jacquard. 
This vest was created using the leftover yardage from a coat that appeared in a feature, "Theo Moorman Goes Big", Handwoven Magazine, Issue 127 November/December 2005 Click here for the original coat.

The vest pattern is from the Daryl Lancaster pattern collection, the 800 vest, which will be released in 2020.