I get a versatile fabric from Deedle as it can be used for making jackets, skirts, hand towels for your guest room, table runners, pillow covers and one buyer even made a simple dress that showed off the pattern and color variation which changes from the right selvedge to the left selvedge. As can be seen by the photo of my own jacket below, I have the earth on my right sleeve and the sky on my left, just as it is as I am weaving the cloth. The fiber content is always based in cotton, but I can weave in rayon, bamboo, nylon/mix, silk, linen or any combination of those wonderful fibers. The resulting cloth can be quite heavy or quite light, depending on the weft that I weave in.
I decided to make a jacket for myself just for fun, but also to show that this fabric, as well as any handwoven fabric, can be sewn just like any commercial fabric. For those not certain about their skills or sewing experience, I also make "This-N-Thats", which are smaller pieces of finished yardage less than a yard long, to make something without much expenditure. Don't be afraid! GO for it!!!
The last photo is a closeup to show one of the many patterns I can put into the marvelous warp. Some of the patterns are like water over rocks, while other remind me to fire on the mountain.