Monday, 8 May 2017

19th Century Chanvre



A book that I would recommend on the state of the fashion industry, featuring a very good table of who the big names are owned by is, Stitched Up by Tansy Hoskins.  
Also a good article on Carin Mansfield of in-ku and a good essay on Slow Fashion.

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The completed pockets waiting to be attached, all the edges are seamed, the selvedge at the top is hard to distinguish because it's so fine, that's how the weavers rolled a couple of hundred years ago.


Bottom of pocket, hand stitched on with original hemp thread using modern but authentic beeswax.


Can you make out the top selvedge of the pocket?
I love how the different thread has taken up the dye and slubs.



A close up of the mending on the pocket.  No other part of the apron had to be darned, the sheet had worn thin in the middle so I used it from the bottom selvedge upwards and the darned pockets are purely for my amusement!

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