Anybody Wanna Make a Shawl?

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Get ready for a shawl sew-a-long! Even if you have one, you definitely need two.

Seriously, making a shawl is a great way to get your feet wet sewing or, if you're a more advanced seamstress, hyper focus on details. There's little (if any) fitting or tailoring, straight lines, and it's very easy to hide mistakes. It can be as elaborate or simple as you want.

Stay tuned!
 
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Also, is there a masculine/neutral version of seamstress?
 

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Seamster? Lol :)

I have extra fabric I'd like to try and make Lok one :)
 

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I've heard sewster? There isn't really a great word for it.

After all this time, I've never made a proper AS shawl for myself. Maybe I'll finally get around to it! Of course the fabric I want is in India so looong shipping times.
 
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Very possible, but will obviously take longer. I don't think it would be hard at all. @Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn will be taking the lead on this, so she is welcome to contradict me, but I can't think of anything that would make this overly difficult.
 
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Given that it is pretty simple straight seams, it might be tedious but definitely doable without a machine!
 

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I’ve made whole garments hand sewing. A shawl would be very easy and wouldn’t take that long in terms of hand sewing. If some people are interested in doing it that way, I can probably help guide you through that part.
 
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A general shawl appears to be mostly straight lines, so I would have to say would be pretty simple to do by hand. And you could certainly add fringe. I have less experience with adding symbols like the Flame of Tar Valon, but would image it should be easy enough to do.
 

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Yes it’s just hand appliqué and easy to do. :)

Now y’all have me wanting to sew one by hand...
 
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:eek that's beautiful!!
 

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Now y’all have me wanting to sew one by hand...

I would love to take part if you put something together for a sew-a-long! I'll need to find some good fabric stockists here.
 

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I would love to take part if you put something together for a sew-a-long! I'll need to find some good fabric stockists here.

Sure we can hand-sew ours when the shawl-along starts. :D I'll help you through it.
 
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Anyone is welcome!
And I haven't forgotten you, we are putting this together. But the two and a half feet of snow Orlena dumped on NJ, and the 7-8" inches we are supposed to get tomorrow have kept me busy.
 
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