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 yarns can be used to ‘paint’ a picture across the supporting warp. Offered here are a range of tapestry looms and frames from Glimakra, Schacht, Louet and Ashford, plus a choice of smaller frames.
A warp (which is the yarn on which the tapestry will be built) is wound onto a frame vertically and positioned evenly across the frame with a warp yarn woven horizontally at the bottom of the frame to bring the vertical warps into alignment (the footer) and again at the top of the frame (the header). The yarn which will be woven under and over the warp is called the weft. As the weft is woven, it is pushed down so that there are no gaps between each row and the warps threads are eventually covered. This is known as a weft-faced weave. You can find out more about getting started with tapestry weaving from our Blog post.