I confess that it is always a bit of an ego stroke to be asked to supply a guest post for someone else's blog.
Recently I was asked to make a guest appearance on the blog of The Woolery a shop in Kentucky.
When I visited their website I discovered that they carry yarns from Maurice Brassard & Fils. Since weavers in the US are always interested in my 2/8 cotton yarns, it was nice to discover another US supplier of the yarn I use so often.
The fabric in the above coat is a stitched double weave. The exterior is good old 2/8 cotton, the self-lining is a fine wool/cotton blend. I wove this fabric, oh, way back in the late 1980's, as part of my master weaver level for the Guild of Canadian Weavers. I still have it and wear it occasionally; in fact I wore it to an appointment yesterday where it provided a few minutes of conversation as an example of the type of thing I can weave.
The purpose of using the wool/cotton in the lining was to full the cloth causing the lining to shrink and create air pockets between the two layers which provides insulation. It's quite a warm coat and I have worn it during winter for a long time. Unfortunately I noticed that it is finally beginning to show signs of wear. After 20+ winters, I suppose I should consider retiring it sometime soon....