Tapestry Weaving by Kirsten Glasbrook
Kirsten Glasbrook demonstrates the ancient art of tapestry weaving using wool yarn, fine linen and cotton on simple rectangular frames with notches, or purpose-built looms for larger tapestries. She shows step by step how to weave gorgeous tapestries, from choosing colours and winding warps through to creating images and finishing off with tassels and beads. Readers will learn how to create horizontal and diagonal lines, curves, motifs, shading, outlines, borders and more.
Many of Kirsten's designs have a mystical, mythological, or meditative theme and some are inspired by the written word. Together with linen, silk, and cotton, she uses hand-spun Nepalese nettle yarn which she dyes herself. Color mixing and the texture of different yarns are a constant exciting challenge.
There is a gallery of beautiful finished works to inspire everyone from beginners to experienced weavers. This best-selling title has been re-issued to inspire a whole new generation.
Published by Search Press Classics. 96 pages. Soft cover.