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kushakusha vest

Added Sep 5, 2009

by joujouka

Tokyo, Japan






This is a pattern for knit, but i changed into the woven version.

woven on a rigid heddle loom @10dpi(40/10cm)+10dpi(40/10cm) for the back piece.
(bulky linen + ramie bulky linen for warp and ramie bulky linen for weft)

woven on a rigid heddle loom @10dpi(40/10cm) for the front piece.
(bulky linen for warp and silk stainless steel for weft)

Material Notes

Yarns : Avril’s Bulky linen 40/2 K1350 in col.02
Ramie bulky linen 40/2 M1800 in col.401
Habu Textiles A-20/21 1/20 silk stainless steel




Garment Type

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    Sep 6, 2009, 12.07 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    i do knit and could see how this might be done, but i don’t know anything about weaving. silk stainless steel? i am absolutely fascinated and impressed with this. hope you don’t mind that you’ve inspired me to try a sewn version it won’t look nearly as ethereal as your beautiful creation, but i’ve got a perfect fabric to make a pretty functional piece that i might wear until it falls off of me!!! really, this is stunning.

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      Sep 8, 2009, 06.15 PMby joujouka

      Wow I am looking forward to seeing your version!

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    Sep 5, 2009, 10.12 AMby sperlari

    sorry, i just read in your material notes that you did use habu/avril.

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      Sep 8, 2009, 05.58 PMby joujouka

      Thank you ! i LOVE habu/avril yarns very much :)

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    Sep 5, 2009, 10.11 AMby sperlari

    love it. di you use habu yarns?

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