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Leonardo's ("female head")model wears these colors well.
Above, front view shows applique patches.
Back view continues the various weaves.
|Above: Black patchwork, with ribbed neck & wrists. Below: Black, navy, blues, TT with ribbed edges. (not patchwork)||Above: the twin (separate top) of the shirt above left. These were made on the same warp, with duplicate patterns. Below: Patchwork TT, with blue-black patterns and ribbed edges.|
|The T-Top on this row is not the same as the one above right. It is a re-do. With custom requests, tops can be modified and repeated, and adjustedfor size.|
Three Patchwork TT's. In comfy, 100% cottons, they are woven with textured nubby yarns. These have different sleeve lengths, waist hems, and round, boat, or v-necklines.
This style is unisex, a good simple style for men,too, similar to a large T-shirt.
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Blue - appliqued diamonds and a ribbed hem.. Pink - patchwork with a variety of weaves appliqued together, and ribbed sleeves.. Oatmeal/beige - a v-neck, with strands of pastel colors, and open slit sides.
Designing the Color of the fabric bychanging shades, one weft yarn at a time, is intriguing. It's a very tactile process, choosing one shade, then another ... a little sparkle, a fluffy boucle, a smoother nub. This is done gradually with many inter-mingled yarns that allows the color to flow softly from one shade to another throughout the piece. Usually one area of the top is deeper than the rest, and another more subdued.
In contrast, many weavers put all their variety into the warp (vertical), then use 1-2 yarns for a simplified weft (horizontal). I use as many as a dozen yarns in both warp & weft.
Renoir's "Young Woman Sewing"
wears a choli in nubby peach cottons.
|Choli Blouses, another traditional style, are short, cropped tops. This one is made of a long rectangle and a square, with the bottom points of the rectangle folded up to make dolman sleeves. It is loose with the only sizing coming in the waist, which has an adjustable drawstring.|
The shell tops may have capped sleeves (on right) and round, vee, or boat necks. The shell (on left) is sleeveless with a wider scoop neck. It's also a patchwork, made of many weaves, pastel color patterns and leno-lace open weave. Both are 100% cotton and woven with textured nubby yarns.
To commission a one-of-a-kind top, contact me with your choices of options. Choose: 1. style, 2. color, 3. Size: s, m, l. Most weavings are one predominant color with several alternate shades of the same color (or another) mixed in. Prices range from $125 - $165, depending on style, complexity of colors, & weave or lace pattern. For more info, click on link choices above. With your request, you'll receive a descriptive statement and yarn samples. Deposit by check, Visa/MC, or Paypal. For tops readily available, see Ready For Your Now.