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Tiny Tapestries: a Zoom workshop

Janna Vallee

Tiny Tapestries: a Zoom workshop

Tiny TapestriesSunday May 30th1pm-3pm pacific$15 CAD Join me online via Zoom for Tiny Tapestries, an intimate live online workshop. Tiny Tapestries introduces new weavers to the fundamentals of small scale tapestry in a fun 2-hour creative and skill-building workshop. We cover the elements of design to consider for small-scale tapestry using paper collage and then dive into the basics of tapestry weaving including some 'magic' techniques. Suggested Materials. You may buy the workshop kit HERE: Paint chips or magazines cutouts that match your yarn colourways Archival glue stick Scissors Pencil Loom. Any loom will do: frame loom, homemade cardboard loom (5”X5”...

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Troubleshooting tapestry warps getting too close together

Janna Vallee learn tapestry

Troubleshooting tapestry warps getting too close together

Let's talk weft tension in tapestry! Maintaining consistent weft tension with the use of bubbling, as illustrated in the image above, is one of the most important aspects of tapestry weaving, lest your warps become too close together or too far apart. One of the most common issues for a beginner tapestry weaver is encountering these issues, and the scariest scenario is when your warps get so close together that you can no longer create weft-faced cloth while weaving. This means your warps are showing through your weft! The technical name for these bits of warp showing through is ‘lice’....

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Tapestry Looms // DIY to Mirrix and everything in between...

Janna Vallee learn tapestry

Tapestry Looms // DIY to Mirrix and everything in between...

When shopping for a tapestry loom there are absolutely some key things to look for, but there are also specific wants and needs that you will have regarding size, budget and comfort. So, in this article I cover all the things to consider when shopping for a tapestry loom with the hopes that you will have a clearer idea of what will be best for you. We will consider versatility, what size tapestries you want to weave, what features to look for in a tapestry loom, price, and finally DIY options. The first thing you should know is that all of...

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Transparency about our current batch of mini loom kits

Janna Vallee

Transparency about our current batch of mini loom kits

Hello, I'm here to share that unfortunately my recent batch of cards which I wind my Everlea Worsted yarn samples onto, for the mini loom kits (shown above), arrived with glossy coating. What this means is it has a glossy finish which is achieved with the use of plastic, which is not within our 'best business practices' model. My original design and first batch of cards did not arrive this way so I am surprised and disappointed, and from now on will make sure this doesn't happen again. Luckily I didn't order a massive amount! I wanted to come here...

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Keeping your knits safe over summer

Janna Vallee

Keeping your knits safe over summer

You might have hand-knits, special sweaters or important tapestries which you would hate to see ruined by moths. Here are some important things you should know going into the summer season.

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