What is Tapestry Weaving? Tapestry is a weft-faced weave made with discontinuous wefts. It uses techniques such as flat plainweave, soumak, rya, and clasped weft.
Weaving Slow Cloth
Tapestry weaving is a natural. It is intimate, meditative, expressive, and demands mastery of technique. It is thrilling to see an image develop row by row. I think more experienced weavers are yearning for this, too.
Sample Many Techniques
Try out tapestry weaving and make a handy little bag at the same time. You’ll use many techniques in this project: shading studies, rya, soumak, weft-faced color-and-weave, interlocking weft, clasped weft, Damascus edge finish, pick-up patterning on an inkle band.
Easy to weave!
The bag is woven in one piece, starting at the top edge of the back. Shading studies in plainweave and soumak form a gradient with interesting textures. Rya knots mark the fold and create the fringe at the bottom of the bag. On the front, bright colors form bold patterns in plainweave, interloking joins, clasped weft, and soumak. The Damascus edge, worked off loom, was used for the edge finish on both ends of the weaving. For the strap, we worked an inkle band with pick-up.
Everything you need! We've included all the yarns you'll need for both warp (12/18 tightly twisted cotton twine) and weft (5 colors of Cotton Fine)
Plus online access to step-by-step instructions, how-to warping and weaving technique videos.
Woven on our Schacht Arras Tapestry Loom
The Arras Tapestry Loom embraces these age old traditions with a modern, thoughtfully designed loom. Function, aesthetics and comfort create a sturdy loom that is a joy to weave on.
The Arras Tapestry Loom will withstand the rigors of tapestry weaving and is also inviting to weavers new to tapestry weaving.
Arras Tapestry Loom Studio Special Everything you need to get started weaving now! Includes tapestry loom, book, tapestry beater, weaving sticks and shuttles, tapestry needle and this Tapestry Sampler Bag kit. Click Here to learn more.
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