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How to weave a Tiny Tapestry photo tutorial

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How to weave a Tiny Tapestry photo tutorial

Canada's online textile magazine Digits & Threads has launched their first mini-course! This mini-course written by yours truly, How to Weave a Tiny Tapestry, is a thorough photo tutorial powered by online course software.How to Weave a Tiny Tapestry is a part of a series of articles and tutorials that I am offering at Digits and Threads which began with my article, An Introduction to Tapestry: Vocabulary and Best Practices. Soon you will see two more additions to this series including Tapestry Weaving: Magic Techniques for Smooth Lines, and Finishing Techniques for Tapestry. Sign up as a Studio Member at Digits & Threads to access all of their articles and...

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Tiny Tapestries in person at Sew Easy, Sechelt

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Tiny Tapestries in person at Sew Easy, Sechelt

Join me on Saturday November 6th from 1pm-5pm at Sew Easy in Sechelt, BC. $55 plus supplies ($17 for cardboard loom and yarn, $55 for Everlea Tiny Tapestry Loom Kit) This class is suitable for beginners.    You're invited to join Janna Maria in person for Tiny Tapestries - a chock-full workshop which introduces new weavers to the fundamentals of small-scale tapestry. 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 'magic' techniques. Why weave tiny tapestries? Let me tell you! Tiny tapestries can be...

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Digits & Threads Article: An Intro to Tapestry Weaving

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Digits & Threads Article: An Intro to Tapestry Weaving

Tapestry weaving is the slow, methodical and intimate art of weaving pictures. The weaver’s woven pictures can be representational or abstract, with varying degrees of detail depending on their setup.My foray into tapestry weaving began in 2008 when I first entered Capilano University’s Textile Art diploma program (sadly, no longer offered). It was the first kind of weaving that was introduced to students, most likely because it is the perfect hands-on way to conceptualize the idea of, and the relationship between, warp and weft. I'm very excited to share that my series of tapestry weaving articles has begun to roll...

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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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