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Kirsten Glasbrook's beautiful designs, with their brilliant colour ranges and evocative images, are combined with easy-to-follow instructions and detailed step-by-step photographs to create this inspiring guide. The tapestries the author makes are strong and durable and they look wonderful on walls - adding both colour and a feeling of warmth and comfort. Miniature designs are worked using very fine yarns, or they can be worked on a huge scale with thick bundles of mixed fibres. The basic techniques are similar and all you need is a frame or a very simple loom. This book contains everything you need to know about the materials you need to get started, how to start and how to create wonderful patterns, landscapes and images. The author uses her stunning work to illustrate the techniques and a series of projects teach how to build up confidence and skills. This colourful, exciting book offers a rich source of stimulating and innovative ideas that will appeal to all abilities.
When modern crafters think of tapestry weaving, they often think of the large-scale medieval tapestries that hang in museums or historical landmarks, but the history of tapestry stretches back much further, to ancient Egypt and other world cultures. In her introduction to tapestry weaving, Glasbrook provides an overview of basic loom setup, weaving techniques, and tapestry design in the form of a sampler project featuring abstract designs. Unlike other forms of weaving, tapestry weaving does not require an expensive loom-one can be made from a simple frame or even stiff cardboard. Glasbrook covers loom preparation, including winding the warp and warping the loom, selection of warp and weft yarn, and techniques for weaving a variety of patterns via a small sampler project. A gallery of Glasbrook's work, along with tips and techniques for weaving similar projects, follows. VERDICT Tapestry isn't generally covered in beginner weaving books, and there's plenty of information here to get novices started with this fascinating and ancient craft. Library Journal USA
Series: Search Press Classics
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st June 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.2 x 46.1 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.43