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Tapestries were among the most prestigious of art forms, created for the mightiest in the land and valued for centuries. Despite its illustrious history, tapestry weaving is actually a simple technique that requires little equipment or expenditure, and can be done anywhere.


Written by a prominent tapestry weaver, this lavishly illustrated book gently leads you through the whole process with detailed diagrams and exciting work by contemporary weavers. It will be useful to the absolute beginner, but experienced weavers will also find new ideas and techniques to tempt and inspire them.

Topics include:
Step-by-step guide to setting up a small frame loom and starting to weave

Basic and more advanced techniques and how to create shapes and textures

Advice on taking your work into the third dimension, whether bas relief or fully sculptural

Information on the qualities of different materials and how they can be used to create the effects you want

Design ideas for tapestry and how to follow supplied designs

Joanna Soroka has been weaving tapestries for over forty years. After gaining a post-graduate diploma with distinction from the tapestry department of Edinburgh College of Art, she worked as the artistic director of the Edinburgh Tapestry Company and then taught for seventeen years at Edinburgh College of Art. At the same time, she exhibited her work in eleven solo and some one hundred group exhibitions around the world. Her many successes include a major award for individual development from the Society of Scottish Arts Council. She is a professional member of the society of Scottish Artists and is on the Crafts Council’s Index of Selected Makers.

An essential source book with advice on all aspects of creation, care and presentation of your work

Aimed at experienced and novice weavers, galleries and anyone who might commission tapestry

Includes historical tapestries and inspiring work from a host of contemporary tapestry weavers

190 colour photographs
Format: Hardcover
RRP: $75.00
Pages: 192

Book | Tapestry Weaving: Design & Technique

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