I store and ship my tapestries in simple, unbleached muslin bags I make myself. Here are two examples. One has a printed label and draw strings. The other is labeled with a Sharpie. Both have the name of the tapestry and my name. The printed … Read more
Creating a custom label This is the product I used to print my labels. I understand there are other products out there that you can buy, but this is what I have found. You get 10 sheets and it’s lasted me quite a while. I … Read more
This is a quick photo tutorial on how I hung my large tapestry Never More. What I have done will work on most large tapestries that hang without a frame. I did some research into how different people do this because I have had some … Read more
Two examples: 1) A floating mount Tools needed: Staple gun ( I use an electric staple gun because it is much easier to use than a manual one.) Staples of different lengths for ease of use and thicker or thin fabrics. (Corners where you have … Read more
This video shows how to couch cording or yarn to the surface of a tapestry.
Leashes are a very useful tool in weaving. Instead of picking each individual warp in a closed shed leashes allow the weaver to speed up the process by grabbing a group of warps. This video shows how I tie leashes onto a bar suspended from my … Read more
Leashes speed up the weaving process. This video shows how I use leashes to weave. There is another video that shows how I make the leashes.
In this video you will see how I sew vertical slits in a tapestry. There are some places you may wish to pause and repeat. There are captions to help you too.
This is a simple technique for weaving a smooth line as opposed to a wavy line on the horizontal. You can use it on a smooth, gentle curve too. In the center of the photo below you see that I have placed a single weft … Read more