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, weave diagonal shapes and curves, horizontal stripes and spots, 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
- 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)
This book will make a great addition to your weaving library. So, buy your copy today and create wall hangings or cushions for your home or give as gifts.