Rigid Heddle Tintes Naturales Friendship Jacket
As you weave the fabric for this colorful, easy-to-construct Friendship Jacket you will not only be creating a gorgeous garment, but you will be giving the women of San Rafael, Guatemala a chance of a better life and honoring the skills they have spent a lifetime learning.
Easy to warp and weave on any 2-shaft loom (rigid heddle) with at least a 23" weaving width and a 12-dent reed
You'll delight in the brilliant but earthy natural colors! Shades of cochineal, indigo, osage orange, madder and overdye of osage orange with indigo. The natural, undyed 8/2 stripes makes the colors pop!
Woven with a combination of plain weave with weft floats and paired warp floats.
Friendship Jacket is a one-size fits all, with pockets. Very easy construction and assembly.
Learn more about the Natural Dye Project
Dozens of volunteers helped these women increase their income through their desire to learn the art of natural dyeing, so that they could send their children to school for a better future.
This kit is made with the same yarns used in our Friendship Towels with Tintes Naturales and includes complete instructions for weaving this Friendship Jacket on your rigid heddle loom plus instructions for weaving four towels on a rigid heddle loom. Kit makes either one Friendship Jacket or four (20" x 30") towels.
Read Rocio's blog to learn more about how the Natural Dye Project has improved the lives of the women who dye these yarns. Be sure to sign up to follow this blog.
Supported by Mayan Hands .
Friendship Jacket designed by Lois Weaver of ZoZo FiberArts
Yardage in kit: Warp: 8/2 unmercerized hand dyed cotton (3,360 yd/lb; Mayan Hands Dye Project), Osage Orange/Indigo, Dark Indigo, Osage Orange, Light Cochineal, Light Indigo, Dark Madder, Dark Cochineal, 180 yd each; 8/2 unmercerized cotton (Mayan Hands), Natural, 1100 yd.
Weft: 8/2 hand dyed cotton, Osage Orange, 358 yd; Light Cochineal, Dark Cochineal, 332 yd each; Light Indigo, Dark Madder, 496 yd each.