Finally finished weaving the two pirate sashes I have been working on for the last week. They started life on the loom at 100 inches long and 14 inches wide. After washing and ironing they are each 97 inches long not including the fringe and just shy of 12 inches wide. Not a bad ending to a big project.
Modeled on my dress form with a very old pirate shirt I made for the hubs several years ago I present a ruby red and black pirate sash.
In this shot you can get a better idea of the overall pattern. I still think this particular pattern looks like Maltese crosses. I love to weave with tencel because it behaves well and weaves like butter and I have never had a project I did not like when I have used it. After wet finishing and ironing both of the sashes drape well making it easy for said pirates to tie them.
All in all not a bad week of weaving. Next project on the horizon...clothing for me to wear to the renaissance fair. I have some very expensive (meaning I would never buy the fabric for myself) red silk my sister sent from India and some steel boning and a short time to make it all work....off to the sewing machine. Did I mention I adore draping and sewing my own costumes and period correct clothing? Time is wasting.....