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Intro to Tapestry Class: Eccentric Wefts, Outlining, and Weft Dance

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Today in my CraftArtEdu Introduction to Tapestry class series, I begin the final large section of the sampler! It will include some techniques we’ve already covered, plus some new ones. Eccentric Wefts and Outlining This task is new. It begins
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Intro to Tapestry Class: Triangles and Random Geometrics

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Moving right along in the Introduction to Tapestry class on CraftArtEdu, we’re ready to give triangles and random geometric patterns a try. Triangles We started here with another row of black soumak knots to separate sections. This version is called
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Intro to Tapestry Class: Pick and Pick Combination Plus Chevrons

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This week in the CraftArtEdu Introduction to Tapestry Class I took on a combination pick and pick plus hatching technique, along with geometric chevrons. Pick and Pick Plus Hatching and Warp Interlock This is the first time in the class
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Intro to Tapestry Class: Slit Tapestry Technique

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My journey through the CraftArtEdu Introduction to Tapestry Class continues. You might recall from my weft interlock post that I mentioned a different color-block technique that results in open slits in the tapestry. That technique is called slit tapestry, and
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Intro to Tapestry Class: Pick and Pick and Soumak Knots

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For this post I tackle two techniques in the CraftArtEdu Introduction to Tapestry Class: pick and pick and soumak knots. Pick and Pick Pick and pick is a method you’ll hear about a lot. It creates beautiful, narrow vertical stripes
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Intro to Tapestry Class: Weft Interlock

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Today I continue my journey through the CraftArtEdu Introduction to Tapestry Class with a technique called weft interlock. It’s used for making blocks of color without leaving open slits in the tapestry fabric. This was my first attempt at weft
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Intro to Tapestry Class: Header and Wavy Lines

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In my last post I shared my progress warping my Mirrix loom for the Introduction to Tapestry Class on CraftArtEdu. This week I completed the header and the first rows of actual color weaving. The header is the initial band
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Getting Started with the Introduction to Tapestry Class

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This month I begin working my way through Claudia’s Introduction to Tapestry Techniques class on CraftArtEdu. I’m especially excited about this course because it covers the most useful tapestry weaving techniques, and because the sampler you get to make is
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