Tapestry Weaving for Beginners and Beyond

Create Graphic Woven Art with this Guide to Painting with Yarn

Kristin Carter


Learn to weave your own stories and make personalised woven wall art with this guide to tapestry weaving.

You will learn all the basic techniques including a quick and easy way to make your own loom using an old photo frame, how to choose the right yarn, working with a template and how to start off a weave. All the techniques are accompanied by step-by-step photography, so the instructions are super clear and suitable for absolute beginners.

There are projects for abstract patterns, gradient weaving, blending compatible yarns, pet and people portraits with special techniques for recreating the texture of fur and hair, how to play with transparency in a weaving and creating texture using different yarns. All of the projects are suitable for a an A3 sized loom so you only need one size to try out all of the variations.

About the Author: Kristin Carter is an Australian-based designer and textile artist. She specialises in creating distinctive, one-off, heirloom pieces woven wall art, based on specific people, places or pets.


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    280 x 215mm
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    David & Charles
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