Canopy is SR423
Loose, double-breasted Icelandic wool/cotton-knit cardigan, draped as a single rectangle,
with floating tails covering patch-pockets, fitted sleeves and pleated neckline, edged with a blanket stitch. Draped on a man named Stefán in Reykjavík.
I’m losing my bearings
and lost from the path
but I’m getting closer
to the finish at last
Cut with a Lightning Machine Company Swift 928.
Sewn on a Juki DDL 5550-6, Merrow 15-CA, Pfaff 260 modded for felting, Dürkopp Adler 557-234, and by Hand-held Needle.
Knitted from a single ply cotton and single ply wool yarn from The Icelandic sheep - Íslenska sauðkindin [a patched history]
Pure descendants of the same stock as the Norwegian Spelsau, brought to Iceland by the Vikings prior to 900 Anno Domine, Icelandic sheep have been bred unmixed for one thousand, one hundred years in a bitter, harsh environment. The baron moss-fields of Iceland yield rare game and consequently they are efficient herbivores.
Icelandic skins come in many colours and generally are not dyed. The hide is quite soft and are on average 6 square feet (0.56 m2) to 8 square feet (0.74 m2) in size. Often left unshorn for the winter, the wool length can be up to 8 inches (200 mm) in length.
Icelandic fleece is dual-coated, and this wool is made up of two types of fibres: coarse and fine. The long outer coat is called Tog and the fine inner coat called Thel. Tog is generally classified as a medium wool around 27 micrometres in diameter. This wool is good for weaving and for use in other durable products and it is long, glossy, tough, and water resistant. Thel, being the finer wool and classified as such, is generally around 20 micrometres in diameter. This finer wool is used for garments that touch the skin as it tends to be softer and more insulating, providing a high resistance to cold and possessing a unique texture and natural colours.
The hand attached shank buttons are drop cast in our studio from oxidised metal alloy.