Tag Archives: Tapestry

Craft Ideas for Half Term

Crafts for School Holidays

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 […]

Decorative woven straps, bands & belts

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 […]

Book Spotlight: Tapestry Weaving

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 finishing techniques such as tassels […]

Getting Started with Tapestry Weaving

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 […]

The Schacht End-Delivery Shuttle

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 pirns tip when the shuttle is in […]

Weaving Looms from GAV Glimarkra AB

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, Lout in The Netherlands, and GAV Glimarkra AB in Sweden. Formerly known as AB Gunnar Anderssons V¤vskedsfabrik, GAV Glimarkra […]

The Ashford Fringe Twister

Ashford Fringe twister

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 […]

Types of Weaving Loom

The range of looms featured on the George Weil website are built by skilled craftsmen from long established manufacturers. There are the GAV Glim¥kra 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 […]

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