Tutorial: How to Weave a Tiny Tapestry

by | Nov 17, 2021 | Weaving

Building on her introduction to tapestry weaving and its unique vocabulary, instructor Janna Maria Vallee returns with a thorough step-by-step tutorial on how to make a tiny tapestry on a cardboard loom you’ll construct yourself.

Ed. note: This tutorial is so thorough, indeed, that we are presenting it in the form of a mini-course so that it’s easy to progress through the steps in order without being overwhelmed by a very, very long page. This is a new approach for us, and we hope you enjoy it. Each section of the tutorial will display on its own page, and you may progress from one lesson or topic to the next. The mini-course is powered by online-course software; if you have taken an online course, some features may be familiar. As always, our tutorials and craft patterns are included with Studio Membership; join or upgrade today to learn and create along with us!

Tapestry Weaving Glossary:

Pick: One line of weft woven into the warp on the loom.

Sett: The relationship between the warp yarn and the weft yarn.

Ends per inch (EPI): The spacing of the warps and how many warps fall within a 1-inch (2.5 cm) area across the loom.

Shed: The space where the weft passes between the warps which are lifted and the ones which are left in a resting position.

All images credit Janna Maria Vallee.

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