Remember how hard you worked to not beat your weft down too hard in rigid heddle or multi-shaft weaving? In this class you’ll be pressing the weft down so hard that the warp can’t be seen.
Tapestry weaving is a technique wherein you can draw pictures in your weaving. It is to weaving what intarsia is to knitting. Typically worked on a tapestry loom, it can be done on your rigid-heddle but you will need an extra tool to pack the weft down tightly enough. In this class, we’ll be learning the basic techniques of this style of weaving.
Loom: Basic tapestry loom. Schacht tapestry looms available for rent or purchase.
Yarn: Weft yarn; suitable weft yarns are single-spun worsted-weight yarns such as Lamb’s Pride or Tamatz. You’ll also need a fork! Yes, that’s right, a table fork. (If you happen to have a Navajo or tapestry fork, bring that, but please don’t rush out and buy one!)Prerequisites:
This class is for weavers who know how to warp their looms and how to achieve a balanced weave.Time:
One 6-hour session.