On today’s Lo Meets Loom vlog, I want to share with you the progress I’ve made on a tapestry project – one I’ve been wanting to make for some time now.
I’m taking advantage of the Tapestry Study Group that is currently going on at the School of SweetGeorgia, where many SOS Members are working away, practicing and learning the art of tapestry weaving. They’re weaving on tapestry-specific looms like the Everlea Mini Loom, Mirrix Looms, or the Schacht Arras Tapestry Loom. I have access to these looms myself, however my favourite loom right now is my Leclerc Fanny Loom. And I figured, since it’s here, why not try it out for tapestry weaving as well! Join me at today’s episode as I share more about this process.
I’d love to hear what your own favourite loom is for weaving tapestry. Do you weave tapestry on a floor loom? I love meeting other weavers in the comments, so would love to hear from you! Let me know if you have an Instagram account as I would also love to see your weaving – put your account name in the comment and I’ll find you. You can find my own weaving projects at @lomeetsloom!
IN THIS EPISODE
- what I’m wearing in today’s vlog: I’m wearing the Enlow shrug, designed by Katya Bevinamara. It is knit in SweetGeorgia Mohair Silk DK in Strawberry Tea.
- what I mention in today’s vlog: Here are links to items mentioned in the video…
- For my tapestry project, I’m weaving with Ashford Tapestry Loom Warping Thread and Gist Array Wool for the weft. We also created Tapestry Yarn Sets using this yarn for our SOS study group.
- You can find more tapestry weaving supplies at the SweetGeorgia shop.
- I mention a trick I learned from Laura Fry, instructor at The Intentional Weaver course.
- I show my lazy kate which came along with my Ashford e-Spinner 3, which I’m using to unwind the yarn off of the bobbins from my previous weaving project.
- want to learn more about tapestry weaving? The School of SweetGeorgia Tapestry Study Group: Fundamentals is currently running until mid-June. This content will continue to be available even after it ends, so I encourage you to come and check it out. There are also other tapestry courses available at the School, all taught by Janna Maria Vallee of Everlea Yarn. Also, right now until the end of June 20th, you can come and see what the School is all about with our spring special. Use the code: SPRINGSTART to get 7 days for $1, and then 10% off your SOS membership. Learn more here.
One thought on “Weaving Tapestry on a Floor Loom”
I use my floor loom for tapestry. But have thought about using a backstrap loom. To beat down the beginning threads, why not use a Navajo style beater? They look just like a tapestry beater but seem sturdier.