Handwoven wearables are hot! More than just patterns-discover 17 designs and plenty of ideas for unique fabric and garments you’ll want to wear again and again.
Author Marilyn Murphy and several contributors at the forefront of handwoven wearables offer guidance for weaving scarves, wraps, shawls, capelets, and other garments, along with advice for finishing, cutting and sewing the fabric, adding edgings and closures, and combining woven fabrics with other techniques such as knitting and patchwork.
The Woven to Wear designs are influenced by a global melting pot of traditional folkloric costume and ethnic fabric mixes in which silhouettes are roomy, layered, and flowing, and the cloth takes center stage.
Marilyn Murphy, managing partner at ClothRoads is the author of The Weaver’s Companion (Interweave) and a contributor to Handwoven magazine. She founded the Textile Arts Centre in Chicago, where she owned the Weaving Workshop and taught hundreds how to weave. Marilyn is also a former co-owner of Isis Designs, a women’s limited-edition handwoven outerwear and accessories company, and has designed and woven custom clothing for women and interiors. She currently works as a consultant for Interweave, and is the editorial video director for video workshops and Knitting Daily TV. In 2010 she was awarded the TEN Award by The National Needlework Association. This award is presented annually to those individuals recognized for their outstanding contributions made to the needle art industry. Marilyn lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.