Tuesday, August 12, 2014
After preparing the loom for a few days with the techniques of warping and twinning, I was finally able to start weaving my tapestry. Tapestries on this kind of loom are made of yarn and an array of different weaving techniques. Here is what I have started so far just doing a standard weave.
The basics of this type of weaving are simple: over and under. But the process of combing down what you have done must be executed in a particular manner to avoid letting the warp show through. If you pull too tight (like one might do whilst weaving clothing when the warp is meant to be exposed) then the tan threads would show through the pink yarn weaving. Also: the toilet paper is at the bottom to avoid cutting through woven parts, saving hours of work!