Damask cowl

Submitted by Jahanara on Fri, 07/30/2021 - 21:23

8 meters 21"

Pattern Notes Rose pattern from Spies 7th C Egyptian pg. 131.

30/2 gemstone silk

36-40 epi

First sample 40 epi in 15 dent reed 2-3-3, see reed substitution chart

Second sample 20 epi reed 2-3-3

177 units of 8

Handwoven Persian Robe

Submitted by Jahanara on Fri, 07/30/2021 - 21:15

I set out to weave cloth to make a 7th C Persian Robe based on several extant robes I have found online and seen depicted on many Sasanian Silverworks. When I began my costuming research I found a number of images of Sasanian women in a variety of sources.

Trim for a Princess

Submitted by Jahanara on Sat, 12/25/2021 - 14:52

We were fortunate to be able to hold the Insulae Draconis Coronet Tournament this summer. My friend Siridean won the Tournament and bestowed the honor of being the Princess of Insulae Draconis on my Laurel Rogned. Although I have already woven her damask for a headdress, I wanted to weave something special for her while she is Princess. 

Linen Hem Finishing

Submitted by Jahanara on Sat, 07/31/2021 - 07:58

For technical specs, see my <a href="https://www.weavolution.com/project/jahanara/linen-hem-lining">Weavolution Project Page.</a>

Damask Trim

Submitted by Jahanara on Sat, 07/31/2021 - 07:59

185 warp threads

Wound separate waste warp of various cotton yarns to ensure I could weave as much of  the silk warp as possible. This technique worked really well, I had very little waste of the silk yarn!