Winding a bobbin is a simple act, but there are some things to know. You want to wind the weft tightly and uniformly. I begin by holding the bobbin in my dominant hand with the tip pointing toward me. I take the weft yarn and … Read more
Once you have warped and dressed the loom you are ready to begin weaving. This may be the hem or you jump right into weaving your cartoon and deal with the warps later once off the loom. In this video you will see I am … Read more
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.