But look at what she just wove and tailored from her latest wool yardage that she soaked and fulled and pressed ......
There were wonderful stories she shared as we drove to the santa Cruz Handweavers guild meeting last week. My favorite was how she learned to set in a sleeve. I can not begin to add the flavor and life of her story, but it goes like this, she was on a summer holiday, a newlywed at the time near a lake in the mid west( sorry details forgotten) and was really bored. some releatives of her husband were retired Jewish tailors and had summer cottages near by. She thought she would sew to have something to do. she had made her own wedding dress after all. They sweetly took pity on her sewing skills and took her under their wing for awhile, and taught her skills she never forgot that summer. They bought her a sewing machine, a singer which she still uses to this day, and used to sew her saori jacket.
" Hi Jill,
Thanks so much for the post with great photos of my Violet wool jacket. It is quite colorful!
It has been such a pleasure to know you. You have helped me learn to weave, and now to weave yardage to make some things that are so me.
A close up of linda's perfect set in sleeve! Her jacket is completely lined as well .
She wound a warp warped and wove the fabric with clasped wefts using a all wool saori limitted cone yarn set she bought last year.
Peace through weaving