The Send-Off Sash

Earlier this month my brother-in-law was deployed to Afghanistan with the US Air Force. I decided to weave him a keepsake sash as a parting gift. The project went together nicely. The weaving technique used is called supplementary warp patterning.

The woven text is DH (His Initials) 14 (deployment year) ZIJAKERY (The acronym they use for the children Jadin, Zion, Keyin, Rylen) 2 paw prints (their cast Wiley and Tiny) and MH (My sister’s initials)

The send-off sash on the loom. Almost finished

The send-off sash on the loom. Almost finished

Send-off Sash just cut off the loom

Send-off Sash just cut off the loom

ZIJAKERY is an acronym my sister made up for their children Jadin, Zion, Keyin, Rylen

ZIJAKERY is an acronym my sister made up for their children Jadin, Zion, Keyin, Rylen

Completed Send-off Sash. The ends are machine stitched into a point and unraveled for a neat fringe finish

Completed Send-off Sash. The ends are machine stitched into a point and unraveled for a neat fringe finish

Send-off Sash. I added a blue linen backing to make it more durable and a hook for utility

Send-off Sash. I added a blue linen backing to make it more durable and a hook for utility

See You Soon!

DAvin Deployment

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