Sharon B here waving. Take a Stitch on Tuesday or TAST will re-run in 2012. Everyone is welcome.Sign up is on the TAST 2012 information page on my blog Every Tuesday the new challenge stitch is posted there A big thanks as the TAST logo stitched by AnnetSee More
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"Did it look woven all the way or did it look like it was felted in the middle? There are various ways to do this, collapse weave, is the most common. You can also use elastic thread in the center only."
"You could be right, however, I have done this technique on loom before. It's a lot of work to weave, then draw threads and sew, when you can weave and sew. Of course we all know how the Japanese like those "lot of work" projects."
Hi Sandy I just realised I did not answer your question TAST is Take a stitch Tuesdays that is what TAST stands for so you will find it under that. I know its very Clicky to abbreviate it like that but that is what people do so I went with the flow. Sorry I did not get back as soon as left the comment
Well, they have the advantage of having the actual item to examine :-)
They are very good at giving accurate descriptions of the items they offer for sale. I liked your comment about how the Japanese like those "lot of work" projects. This haori definitely falls into that category :-)
I've always wanted to try my hand at weaving but if I start another new hobby, especially one that involves a loom, I think my husband will go spare :-)
Hi Sandy, welcome to Stitchin Fingers and the Japanese Embroidery Group.
Thank you for your comment on the haori. Isn't it fabulous? On Ichiroya, they describe it as drawn work and they are usually very accurate in their descriptions. Also, if you scroll down to some of the close ups, it does look like the threads have been with drawn and then hand stitched.
I know very little about weaving, so I don't know if this effect could be achieved on the loom.