Damask

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

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!

Royal Artisan Collar Liner

Submitted by Jahanara on Sat, 07/31/2021 - 07:56

I am making this to line the Drachenwald Royal Artisan Collar, so it can be pinned to costumes and so as not to chafe if worn next to the skin.This is based on a piece of damask I studied at the Clothworker's Centre London.

Damask Samples

Submitted by Jahanara on Sat, 07/31/2021 - 07:48

These are the first samples I have produced on my drawloom. It took me ages to get my drawloom set up, but now that it is ready to go I'm cruising along and having a lot of fun! Here are my samples so far. I will come back and write more about each one soon!

Damask Apprentice Belt

Submitted by Jahanara on Fri, 07/30/2021 - 21:20

Warp Yarn: 
30/2 Gemstone Silk Forest Green
Sett: 
36epi
Picks: 
36ppi
Weft yarn: 
30/2 Gemstone Silk Light Green
Length on Loom: 
7Yards
Width on Loom: 
6 inches
Extant Textile Inspiration: 
Syrian silk damask