Doesn't matter if you have woven just a little or a lot.
Anyone interested in the intersection of threads is welcome.
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welcome to the new members of the group.
please tell us something about your weaving.
Hello, I am a newbie to this site. I have been spinning and weaving off and on for about seven years, and am mainly self-taught using books and the internet.
Thanks Neki. I'll check out the links and books you suggest.
forgot this for newbies:
try to get hold of this book frame loom weaving by jane redman
1979 van nostrand reinholdt isbn 0-442-26860-2. she covers everything you need to know.
may be oop but try inter library lending or second hand- estates sales guilds or research it.
i started out doing tapestry and then moved on to loom weaving.
if you can get hold of mary black's book she includes a chapter on tapestry weaving. and when and if the time comes to crossover you'll already have a very good beginner's book on loom weaving. a classic indeed.
also check http://www.weavezine.com/feature-articles might find information there .
Hi I've just joined this group because I've just started teaching myself how to weave tapestries. I did a sampler from the Kirsten Glasbrook book and am now going to dive in and start one to my own design (or at least, an idea from a picture I saw). My husband made me a simple copper pipe frame loom and yesterday I warped it up ready to start. Just waiting for the wool to arrive - I'm using Appleton's Crewel Wool for this first one because their colour range is amazing so I can practice shading.
Oh, here's a really simple one!
Gotta love youtube...
Did you get started on your tapestry loom? There are so many different ways that looms hold the warp - which has to go on first. The loom can be a frame that you just wind the warp around and around or it can have teeth to loop it around or it can have beams that are attached to framework by cords or fabric. No easy 1, 2, 3 without a little more information.
The best warp IMO is strong, smooth and non-stretchy. I like linen but you can use cotton crochet cord or something similar. Once you are "warped," you get to go wild picking out the weft and learning the various ways to weave it into the weft. You can use a shed stick, a needle, a stick shuttle or just your fingers for weaving in the wefts. Why don't you post a photo of your loom and tools so we can be more specific on how to proceed. Maybe others can point you to links for tapestry weaving tutorials.
Here's one but it's a little intimidating in the scale of the piece:
I am new to Stitchinfingers and have just found this group. Spinning and weaving are my number one loves. I have been weaving for about 20 yrs. Although I might only weave a few pieces a year I do love the basic creation of creating cloth.
Dear all. Ive bought a very small tapestry loom. where do I start??
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