Santa Finally got me my final present, my book on tapestry weaving. After reading through the book I ventured into making the first sampler which is just a small piece for you to learn and get used to the different techniques used. I had fun with it and I’m get ready to make the second sampler which is much larger then the first.
The second sampler is taking what you learned and using it in a larger scale. It incorporates all the techniques you just learned. I do have some other books that have a chapter or two on tapestry, just not a whole book (until now). The first sampler covers Soumak, Horizontal Stripes and Spots, Pick and Pick, Hatching, Diagonal Shapes and Curves, Vertical Slits, Shading, Distorted wefts, Outlining Shapes. Below you will see a picture of my version of that sampler. The List of techniques I just gave you starts at the bottom of the piece and works up. This piece is 4” by 12”, mine is a little larger then the one in the book by two inches. But I don’t think that will be a big deal. it’s not like the tapestry police are going to arrest me. Wait, what, Whose at the door? The Tapestry Police, Got to go.