Art of Tapestry Weaving: A Complete Guide


Art of Tapestry Weaving: A Complete Guide
Item Number: WB-9781635861358
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By Rebecca Mezoff. The full title of the book, The Art of Tapestry Weaving: A Complete Guide to Mastering the Techniques for Making Images with Yarns accurately describes the contents. This is a comprehensive book that covers all aspects of tapestry weaving. Mezoff teaches weaving worshops throughout North America and you'll recognize in the text the voice of a calm, friendly teacher who is ready to help you succeed.

The fifteen chapters include:

  • tapestry's history and terminology
  • types of looms and their anatomy
  • choosing good tapestry yarn
  • how to warp various types of looms
  • understanding color
  • starting your own tapestry
  • dealing with tension and selvedge issues
  • using tapestry techniques to create color effects
  • dealing with the line where weft colors meet
  • weaving angles
  • weaving vertical lines
  • designing your own tapestry
  • weaving curves
  • weaving outlines
  • finishing your tapestry

The text is accompanied by hundreds of color photos and diagrams. Close-ups show "how-to" with clarity and detail. Many examples of tapestries from a variety of artists provide plenty of inspiration.

Hardcover, 306 pages