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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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Tapestry workshop with Brooklyn Art Library

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Tapestry workshop with Brooklyn Art Library

Join me for Small Tapestries: Sketchbook Studies  Friday, March 26th at 1pm-3pm EST/10am-12pm PST$10 USDOnline via Zoom with Brooklyn Art Library Access to the workshop will be sent 24 hours before the class starts. The replay will be sent to attendees as soon as the session ends for unlimited access! Learn the art of designing for and weaving tapestry in small-format sketchbook studies. We will cover the elements of design to consider for small-scale tapestry using paper collage and then dive into the basics of tapestry weaving. Students will complete a collage and tapestry pairing to mount on paper. Suggested...

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What is Tapestry?

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What is Tapestry?

When I first heard Felicia Lo interview weaver Maryanne Moodie on the SweetGeorgia Show about her weaving practice I was thrilled to hear a brief mention of tapestry weaving. It was literally a passing comment about how tapestry has more rules than the kind of weaving she does. But, for her to bring attention to those differences felt exciting, which just goes to show how educating people about the nuances of weaving makes me happy. The biggest impact I think is that the more non-weavers know about the different kinds of weaving the more informed they will be when choosing...

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Techniques in Tapestry at the School of SweetGeorgia

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Techniques in Tapestry at the School of SweetGeorgia

Today the final two lessons in my new School of SweetGeorgia series, Techniques in Tapestry, has launched! They include:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Double Weft Interlock: Learn how to avoid slits by clasping your wefts between two warps in a double-weft-interlock.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Blocking Your Tapestry: When your tapestry has come off your loom and you realize it is not perfectly square or rectangular you might be able to correct it by blocking your tapestry. Let me show you how!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The other four lessons previously released in this series include: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀-Tips on making crisp horizontal lines⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀-How to weave 5 different coloured vertical pillars of any width using only three...

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