Tapestry Weaving

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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.

Tapestry Weaving – Book Review Tapestry Weaving by Kirsten Glasbrook
on 27 July 2015
Genres: Crafts & Hobbies, Weaving, Weaving & Spinning
ISBN: 9781782212041
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback
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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 colors 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.

* Packed with innovative ideas
* Will appeal to weavers of all abilities
* Step by step guide to all techniques
* Features an inspiring gallery of finished works

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About Kirsten Glasbrook

Kirsten Glasbrook was born in Denmark and trained as a weaver in John Becker's workshop in Copenhagen. After moving to London in the 1960s, she worked with Karen Finch, restoring antique tapestries. She currently works from her studio in Devon where she holds regular workshops. She exhibits widely and her work is held in numerous private collections both in the UK and abroad. Many of Kirsten's designs have a mystical, mythological, or meditative theme and some are inspired by the written word. She uses mainly wool, linen and cotton, finding the brilliant colours and the diversity of texture in the different yarns constantly challenging and exciting.

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.

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Sampler in Tapestry Weaving by Kirsten Glasbrook

Some of the objects you can learn to weave are:

  • Sun Sampler
  • Peruvian Birds
  • Cars and Fishes
  • Landscapes
  • The cover design of 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.

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