Tapestry Weaving Tutorial: How to Finish a Tiny Tapestry

18 January 2023

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This is the final segment in my Weave a Tiny Tapestry series. Be sure to read the first three segments where we covered an introduction to important tapestry vocabulary and best practices; next steps (how to make and warp up a cardboard loom, how to start your tapestry with twining, as well as basic weaving and shape building techniques); and how to blend colours (using the foundational tapestry technique ‘meet-and-separate,’ creating smooth diagonal lines by being intentional about which warp we decrease on and learning to create the straightest possible horizontal line).

Today we delve into finishing techniques, and I will show you three ways to enjoy your finished tapestry: by adding twine to create a hanging decoration, turning it into a magnet, or adding a pin to wear it as a brooch. 

You can find all the supplies I use in this tutorial at www.everleayarn.ca.

All image credits Janna Maria Vallée.

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About Janna Maria Vallee

Janna Maria Vallee is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily within the media of botanical dyeing and tapestry weaving. In 2008 Janna attended Capilano University’s Textile Art diploma program and in 2013 graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University’s Fibres and Material Practices program (Montreal, Quebec.) In 2016 Janna returned with her family to the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia and in 2018, as her son entered kindergarten, launched Everlea Yarn, a specialty shop offering naturally dyed yarns for knitting and weaving, tapestry weaving supplies and knitting kits.

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