04 February 2013

Hand woven wool coat: completed

It’s done. :)

This is:

  • approximately 3 pounds of yarn
  • five hours of loom preparation
  • around eleven hours of weaving
  • about two hours of finishing work

Every single thing was done by hand. Seams all hand stitched then pounded flat with a rubber mallet while still damp from a final washing. Buttons picked out of a bin at a local antique store and carefully fixed to the wool. Button loops made of braided leftover warp threads. It’s about three of my work days, and very much worth it, I think.

Once it is fully dry, I’ll get some pictures of it on an actual person, but you can see what it looks like here.

I’m very pleased with it, pleased enough, in fact, to say that I’m ready to take requests, if anyone would like one made. The yarn comes in a wide range of colours: two or three blended together seems to give a very nice effect, but I think it’d also be lovely in a solid bright colour, like red. (I have always loved red coats.)

If you’d like one, send me a note* and we can discuss the details! For $325 you can have a custom woven knee-length coat in your preferred colours, with hood and cuffed sleeves, closed with your choice of buttons, toggles, braided ties, or metal clasps.


* Contact information is available on the main Apple Jack Creek website.


  1. Anonymous8:55 pm

    Gasp! It's amazing, gorgeous, delicious, stupendous .... BIG congratulations on a tremendous job!


  2. I know you told us how long it took, but it didn't seem very long from this point of view.

  3. Amazing! It turned out so wonderfully! You must be very proud--and I hope you're keeping this one for yourself.

  4. Anonymous9:24 am

    WOW! It is beautiful! You did a fantastic job!

  5. Thanks all!

    Yes, I'll keep this one for me: I need to be a walking advertisement for what I make, right? :)

    And Sigrun, it actually took a bit longer than what I accounted for here because there were some false starts ... so I had to warp the loom a second time to deal with the sleeve issue, and when I did the sewing up there were a few changes made there too. The time listed here is basically how long it would take to make another one ... this one was a wee bit longer. I did work on it more or less full time for about five days, and that included all my figuring and redoing, so ... yeah, it went pretty quickly all things considered!

    What should I make next? :)

  6. It's absolutely stunning, great job!!


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