I finished the jacket - the simplest shape and no lining - the merino is so soft it's a pleasure to feel it brushing against the skin. I'm proud of it! - and am already planning the warp for the next woven length - maybe this time I'll try some more complex shape.
I managed to overcome my fear to cut and sew handwoven fabric - I washed the length in the washing machine - wool cycle - before ironing it and starting to cut, and as a precaution I zigzagged all the pieces before sewing. Then welcome bias binding!
Last weekend my husband and I spent three days in London - we went to see Origin, week 2 - quality of the pieces on display is incredibly high, and exhibitors are friendly and willing to share about their work.
Woven textile designers were there too - a feast for the eyes!