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Weaving Circles in Tapestry

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Weaving Circles in Tapestry

Let’s talk about weaving circles in tapestry! When weaving weft-faced circles I always draw my circle right on the warp and follow those dots on the warp precisely. This means covering up the drawing completely. I’m not super picky about my circles being exactly symmetrical so my stepping will not be the exact same on all sides, but I do want to point out a couple of things about stepping (decreasing/increasing) on a circle that might not seem obvious to a beginner tapestry weaver, as well as some other important tips. READ MY ENTIRE ARTICLE ON WEAVING CIRCLES OVER AT...

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How SETT affects your finished tapestry

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How SETT affects your finished tapestry

I'm excited to share that I have published a new article over at the School of SweetGeorgia all about SETT in tapestry.  SETT refers to the relationship between your warp yarn (the yarn dressing your loom) and your weft yarn (the yarn you weave with). The variables we are looking at are 1) the gauge of both yarns (warp and weft) as well as 2) Our ends-per-inch (EPI), ie. how far apart our warp yarns are on the loom. The finer your warp and weft yarns, and the closer together your warps are the more detail you can achieve in...

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Troubleshooting tapestry warps getting too close together

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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...

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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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Keeping your knits safe over summer

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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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