tapestry weaving: an illustrated guide

tapestry weaving: an illustrated guide



By Christabel Balfour


This 30-page booklet covers basic and advanced techniques, breaking them down into simple, easy-to-understand instructions, accompanied by detailed illustrations.

This booklet covers: 

  • Tapestry weaving- what it is and how it differs from cloth weaving. 

  • Types of looms for use in tapestry weaving. 

  • Weaving tools and how to use them. 

  • Planning your weaving and choosing your fibers. 

  • Warping your loom and beginning to weave. 

  • Shape-building, starting with geometric shapes and moving on to more complex structures. 

  • Interlocking and hatching techniques for creating a well-structured weaving. 

  • Colour-blending, creating vertical lines with pick and pick and soft gradients.

  • Free Weave, a more organic type of tapestry weaving. 

  • Creating texture with twill, soumak and rya knotting. 

  • How to finish your weaving once you’ve taken it off the loom. 

  • How to display and frame your weaving.

Each technique is illustrated with hand-drawn diagrams. Christabel Balfour also explores the techniques and processes she uses in her own work.

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