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Oh how I love that Sari Silk

Update: We now sell this silk in our store. Click here to purchase!

I have finally, after much delay, produced two final products with the Sari Silk.  I had started one large weaving but because I hadn’t figured out what it wanted to be, I just couldn’t get myself to finish it.  Then one day I told myself I was going to finish it that day no matter what.  I measured my iPad and figured out that indeed it was just wide enough to become a cozy home for it.  All I had to do was make the piece twelve inches bigger.  Since soumak is slow craft at its best, this made my day turn to night.  But finish it I did.  And the more I worked on it, the more involved I got.  I guess it was just a matter of inspiration.  I had a goal, a finished product in mind.

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Once it was off the loom I allowed myself to go to sleep.

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There she is sewn together but without the final touches.  I knew I just was not really finished. And this was slow craft after all, so why not make it a really long effort.

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I found a strip of woven hand painted silk I posted about a while ago.  I hadn’t used it for anything yet.  I didn’t like the sewn edges where the lining meets the opening (the lining is silk) so I decided to sew the strip to the opening.  That changed everything.

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It has this cute little loop at the end for carrying or just because it looks cute!

 

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I sewed another piece of hand painted silk strip to the sides and it was complete!

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I was on a roll.  It was time to weave a smaller piece.  A house for my iphone seemed like a small and good idea. I was all out of hand painted silk strips, but I did have some silk braids on hand.  I sewed that around the top edge of the iphone case.  Done!

 

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These pieces are so sweet.  And yes, a ebook is in the works.  And yes also, we will be selling the Sari silk.  The warp is C-Lon cord.  Time to get to that third piece with camera in hand so I can share this fun and satisfying project.

2 Responses to Oh how I love that Sari Silk

  1. Dinah rose - Reply

    May 22, 2014 at 9:29 am

    What warp sett did you use?

    • mirrixlooms - Reply

      May 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      This was 7 DPI.

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