Tapestry weaving can be as colorful and fun as you want to make it. If my book review of “On the Loom” piqued your interest in small loom weaving, then you will enjoy “Tapestry Weaving.” “Tapestry Weaving” takes you through all the basic and more advanced techniques of this style of weaving.

Since the original publication date of 2002, this book has been reprinted at least five times. My copy has a publication date of 2009.

Kirsten takes you from the basics where you learn to select the proper warp and weft yarns, how to weave diagonal shapes and curves, horizontal stripes and spots, and vertical slits, and how to remove the tapestry from the loom.

Inside the Book

Kirsten herself is the model throughout the book. Therefore, I felt she was personally showing me the steps. You don’t want to miss the picture of her studio that shows her large upright tapestry loom with work in progress.

She teaches you the basic techniques with step-by-step detailed photos. This sampler is what you can weave while following her step-by-step instructions.

Some of the objects you can learn to weave are:

  • Sun Sampler
  • Peruvian Birds
  • Cars and Fishes
  • Landscapes
  • The cover design on the book
  • Curved and Irregular Edges (it’s an owl-I love owls)
  • Cushion Covers (a dog, a cat, and a bird)

Tapestry Weaving by Kirsten Glasbrook

Tapestry Weaving – Book ReviewTapestry Weaving by Kirsten Glasbrook
on September 15, 2015
Genres: Crafts & Hobbies, Weaving & Spinning
ISBN: 9781782212041
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback
Find the Author: Website, Goodreads, Amazon
five-stars

Kirsten Glasbrook demonstrates the ancient art of tapestry weaving using wool yarn, fine linen and cotton on simple rectangular frames with notches, or purpose-built looms for larger tapestries. She shows step by step how to weave gorgeous tapestries, from choosing colours and winding warps through to creating images and finishing off with tassels and beads. Readers will learn how to create horizontal and diagonal lines, curves, motifs, shading, outlines, borders and more. There is a gallery of beautiful finished works to inspire everyone from beginners to experienced weavers. This best-selling title has been re-issued to inspire a whole new generation.

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This book will make a great addition to your weaving library. So, buy your copy today and create some wall hangings or cushions for your home or to give as gifts.

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