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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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Blocking tapestry lesson at SOS

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Blocking tapestry lesson at SOS

If you are new to tapestry weaving you might be all too familiar with seeing a piece come off the loom misshapen. This can be so disappointing and even maddening. But it's also super common.There are lots of ways that you can avoid this on the loom. It’s essentially a weft tension issue which comes down to being more consistent with the amount of weft you place into each pick.The good news is that when your piece is off the loom, and it's wider on one end than the other it may not be a lost cause. Blocking your tapestry...

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Weave the Future Grant

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Weave the Future Grant

I'd like to thank American Tapestry Alliance for providing me with funding this month via their Weave the Future grant to teach tapestry to five youth here on Sunshine Coast via online platforms, as well as provide them with looms and yarn for their projects! All their looms and yarn have been delivered and they are logging into their free School of SweetGeorgia memberships this week.

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