Everlea Yarn Articles

Tapestry: Troubleshooting sudden mounds, and maintaining straight 'edges'

Janna Vallee

Maintaining consistent weft tension with the use of bubbling, as illustrated in the image below, 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’. But, if I’m honest I rarely...

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Upping your Tapestry Game

Janna Vallee tapestry

If you have taken my Tiny Tapestry workshop and are excited to pursue tapestry further, a Mirrix Loom and membership to the School of SweetGeorgia, where my comprehensive tapestry lessons are found, are by far your best investments. Mirrix Looms are beautifully built, portable copper and aluminum looms. They are designed specifically for weaving tapestries, rugs and beads. When you weave on a Mirrix you can focus on weaving those things knowing your loom is meant for the job! Your loom comes with a shedding device which opens both sheds for you, operated by a comfortable handle. Another wonderful thing...

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Ambershore Knit-along update

Janna Vallee

Ambershore Knit-along update

How are you doing? I am entering the new year slowly and cautiously, literally. I had a bad fall on ice on Dec 23rd which left my hip quite bruised and sore for more than a week. Meanwhile we were getting snowed into our property for what would be 18 days! I was afraid to brave the conditions without proper footwear, so I mostly stayed inside. I did get a lot of knitting done, though. Below shows where I am with my Ambershore shawl. I’m about 14 rows from finished, but I’m expecting that final bobble row to take me...

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Ambershore Knit-Along invite and shop update!

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Ambershore Knit-Along invite and shop update!

Join us for the free Ambershore Shawl knit-along happening through to mid-late January depending on folks' needs and wants. There are already four video tutorials published for you and Everlea Yarn Trios are in stock and shipping for free within North America! https://www.everleayarn.ca/collection... I made this wee video to share what some of the tutorials look like and also to announce that Everlea Fingering Trios are back in stock. So, you can currently get both the shawl colourways featured in this video! Join us free here to get access to all the videos and enter to win prizes: https://everleayarn.us20.list-manage.... Want...

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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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