January 26, 2014

Wool, Linen, and Gold Thread for the High Priest Clothing (Part 1)

Linen white thread, gold thread, and purple, red and blue wool yarn
The next challenge I have had with creating the clothing of the Jewish high priest was purchasing the proper material for the breastplate and the ephod (the backwards apron). The cloth is to be woven from purple, red and blue wool, then mixed with white linen, and gold thread. (Interestingly enough, this is the only exception for the command against the mixing of wool and linen together for Jewish clothing.)

Good luck trying to find purple, red, blue, white, and gold cloth. I looked, you won't find it, not even anything close. After going to several fabric stores, scouring eBay and Amazon, I came to the conclusion that I would have to loom the cloth myself. Below are samples of the various threads and yarn I will be using to recreate the outfit:

Wool yarn for the Jewish high priest clothing
Lego yarn bobbins used for spinning the yarn into one thread

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