Many tell me they are to frightened to cut into there saori, or any handwoven yardage. I understanbd that but i have been sewing and designing since i was 10 years old. i have messed up on expensive fabrics and then had to com eup up ways to to create a usuable gartment from my intial mistakes, which 100% of the time turned out to be so much better then the original intent!
To become unique and creative one needs to be brave ! I learned that at a early age staying SAFE is DULL. i try to empower my students but i am there safety net durning classes…
I will have to say for me to design i need to be in a creative head space. not rushed, but i do NOT have the luxury of just doing my art for a living . I need my day job which iosfiiber realated so that is cool! so when i get a space to let go i do!
but enough talking ! take look at my three new saori jackets and let me know what you think?
First i like to indroduce you my design a duster/longer coat with a lapel ….unstructured as is my way…
i enjoy making slits to challenge my self to where they will be placed when sewed!
\]here you can see the woven in slit placments better
and a few with the duster /coat on
Jacket number 2
using up the last of my natural dyed cotton indigo warp and weft yardage
and my 3rd jacket
this was the last of the yardage from my " whole earth catalog" weaving
i sometimes name my weavings at the loom.
PEACEFUL WEAVING SEWING, SPINNING, DYEING IN THE REDWOODS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
JILL NICKOLENE SANDERS