The main fabric is African vintage indigo dyed cotton, handwoven in strips on a backstrap loom and hand stitched together. I then added some running stitches after cutting the fabric for the jacket. The pocket decorations are old (vintage - 30 - 50 years old?? or more??) from Thailand, cut from old, damaged fabrics, and the trim fabric is printed cotton (new) from my local quilting store.
This was fun to make, but I did quite a bit of various hand stitching on it and it ended up being a lot more work than I originally thought it would. Oh well! I'm happy with it and will enjoy wearing it this next week at the retreat.
I'll report on the retreat when I return. New creative ideas, friends, scenery. What could be better?