A to Z Challenge, Day 17: Q Is For Quesquemitl

In my weaving class, I am making a quesquemitl, a type of poncho that is made from a continuous piece of fabric – and, thus, a popular choice for handweavers.  The photo above is from Wikipedia, of a garment on view at the Museo Popular in Mexico: “Large shawl called a quechquemitl by Margarita Roberta Lucas Garcia from Tenango de Doria, Hidalgo as part of a temporary exhibit of crafts from Hidalgo at the Museo de Arte Popular, Mexico City.”

I love the yarn that I got to use.  It’s a rayon with many different colors, as you can see from the spool here; however, from a distance it looks blue.

I haven’t yet sewn the piece, which means that will be my next project.  I’m finishing the hand-sewn edge and then will baseball stitch the pieces together.

I don’t know how to baseball stitch yet.

Guess I have my work cut out for me.

What do you want to learn this year?

2 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge, Day 17: Q Is For Quesquemitl

  1. I love the multicolor ! It’s going to look great

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I’m excited. I can’t wait to wear it.

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