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Tapping into Weaving
June 22, 2022, 11:06 pm
Filed under: Introduction class with Bobbie, Weaving on a Loom

About a week and a half ago, I took an introductory class on Tapestry weaving from Bobbie from At Home Modern in Philadelphia. And, I finished it yesterday. I enjoyed the process. I see tension issues but perhaps that was because the top part was done in class, the middle one night, and the bottom another night. I didn’t expect a masterpiece on the first attempt anyway.

You can’t see it in the picture but the yarn sheds and I don’t like that. It seems messy. And, it was stretchy which probably led to tension differencestoo. So, I will try a different yarn and there are lots of yarns to try!

It’s nice to see something finished relatively quickly unlike needlepoint which is a much slower process. The reasons it worked up quickly is because the fiber was so bulky and that won’t happen with thinner threads and warp thread was on every other tooth and I want to try it on every tooth.

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My daughter took a weaving class a few years ago and produced a lovely, textured piece that I had put in a shadow box frame to protect it. I love the way these pieces look.

Comment by Remedial Stitcher

Yes, quite unique. I’d love to see yours – send me a picture if you have time.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

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