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.