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Tapestry

  • I am new to tapestry weaving and this is my first attempt at using a loom. To try weaving I used the Schacht Lilli loom. This is a simple design so it was easier for me to understand how the loom works. The first thing I did was print off a set of instructions on how to warp the tapestry loom and a simple guide on how to weave. This included diagra

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  • Understanding Weaving Loom Shed The shed is the space between raised and lowered warp threads in which the weft passes through. Floor looms have a range of mechanisms for creating the shed; each has its benefits and disadvantages. The shed shown in the image right demonstrates how the warp is lifted and separated. This small loom creates a shed usi

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  • Thanks to the wondrous invention of the world wide web, George Weil receive orders for craft tools and materials from all over the world. One of the furthest delivery destinations is the Falkland Islands. Although it is more than 8,000 miles away, there has never been a lost parcel yet! Our sales manager Jo has built up quite a 'close' relationship

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  • We had great fun making this fish at an experimental tapestry weaving workshop. You can use any flexible materials to weave, so exploring the craft doesn't have to be expensive. For this project we used lengths of left over yarns and wool tops, the technique would work equally well with ribbons, laces, string or strips of plastic carrier bag.  

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  • Selecting a Reed Collecting reeds is often found in the committed weaver. Although it is possible to sley a reed with a wide mix of ends through adjacent dents, to achieve the desired pattern of ends across the width, the call for a new reed is often irresistible. The notes below are a guide in measuring up for a reed, and to ensure that it meets t

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  • Sue Noble from Dulwich College Preparatory School sent us these great pictures of weavings made by the 7 to 9 year old boys who attend her popular club. The boys have been very creative using the chunky coloured wool yarns from Traub. Here are some examples of their work

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  • The choice of a weaving loom is very personal. Many factors influence the decision and these are discussed in general terms below. Equipment costs and the type of weaving loom has to be considered along with the type of fabric to be produced. Loom design is a series of compromises. A balance has to be made between overall size, accessibility in dre

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  • There are a number of techniques that can be used for creating braids. The simplest equipment is the tablet weaving card. Tablet Weaving Tablet weaving (or card weaving) is a method of producing braids, straps, belts, edgings and hair bands and a large range of yarns work effectively with this method. It is necessary to use a strong yarn for the wa

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  • By Allison Holland I have very little weaving experience but wanted to see if I could add a continuous warp to the Mini Loom sold by us here at George Weil. I had thought that the loom was just a basic frame and that the size of the woven cloth would be determined by the looms length and width. However, the warp can be extended so that scarves or t

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  • The range of looms featured on the George Weil website are built by skilled craftsmen from long established manufacturers. There are the GAV Glimåkra AB looms from Sweden, the Louet looms from the Netherlands, the Schacht looms from America and the Ashford looms from New Zealand. The extended range of looms and other craft materials and equipment

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  • The value of a length of woven material lies primarily in the time taken in design, loom preparation, the weaving and the fabric finishing. The cost of the weaving yarn is generally a very small proportion of the final value. At first sight there is a huge range of yarns available to the hand loom weaver. Poor weaving yarn selection can ruin all th

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  • by Allison Holland The mini weaving loom is ideal for learning the basics of weaving. The loom measures 28cm x 39cm and has a weaving width of 23cm. When you get the loom out of the box, you will find that it already holds a weaving sample. The threads which are strung onto the loom (in white) are known as the warp and the threads which are woven o

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  • The Ashford Fringe Twister has been designed to make light work of making twisted fringe for handwoven garments, knitted scarves or for needle work projects - the finishing touch to your handmade items. You can also use the finge twister to create corded cotton, or to twist sliver prior to felting it. Features There are four alligator clips mounted

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  • The Schacht End-Delivery Shuttle is designed especially and precisely for handweavers. It is lightweight, comfortable to throw and catch, adjustable to a variety of yarns, and easy to thread. The shuttle has a pirn which remains stationary, instead of a free-spinning bobbin. The weft yarn unwinds off the pirn’s tip when the shuttle is in motion a

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  • We source a huge range of craft materials and equipment from manufacturers across the world. Our selection of weaving looms and tools are chosen from three main suppliers, the Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. in the USA, Louët in The Netherlands, and GAV Glimarkra AB in Sweden. Formerly known as AB Gunnar Anderssons Vävskedsfabrik, GAV Glimarkra AB

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  • Tapestry weaving is a relatively simple method of creating fabric for rugs, cushion covers and decorative wall hangings. The technique will appeal to the artist as the yarns can be used to 'paint' a picture across the supporting warp. A warp, which is the yarn on which the weaving will be suspended, is first wound onto a frame. The yarn which will

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  • Kirsten Glasbrook's colourful and exciting book 'Tapestry Weaving' will appeal to all lovers of colour and texture. The various techniques of tapestry weaving are explored through Kirsten's evocative designs. The step-by-step guidance and detailed photographs teach the weaver many techniques. How to create motifs, borders, and shading, as well as f

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  • With half term and school holidays looming, we'd like to offer you a number of craft ideas for keeping the children occupied and for encouraging their creativity. Tapestry Weaving You will need a tapestry frame or an old picture frame, a selection of yarns (these can include strips of fabric, plastic bags or ribbons, our Mixed Bag of Yarns may be o

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  • Tablet Weaving Tablet weaving is an ancient technique for weaving decorative bands of cloth for use as belts or straps. The equipment takes up only a limited amount of space and provides a surprising diversity in patterning, depending on the technique and the colour and texture of the yarns used. Shelagh Lewins' page about how to weave bands using

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  • Basic Weaving In woven fabrics, two sets of yarns cross perpendicular to one another. One set, known as the warp, is held taut on the loom while the weft set is woven over and under the suspended warp. When the row of the weft is pushed up against the previous row a solid woven cloth is created. This is achieved with a comb on a basic loom, and wi

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