Squares, Triangles, & Circles. OH MY!
Are you interested in weaving imagery?
Dreaming of weaving a landscape, portrait, or even an abstract design?
Before you can do these things, you first have to know how to weave shapes. (Walk before you can run!)
Squares, triangles, and circles are the building blocks of imagery. With these shapes you can actually create more complex shapes and weave anything you want!
If you're not a tapestry weaver - that's ok. While these techniques are most often used in tapestry, they can also be used for balanced weave.
Imagery can seem intimidating at first, but it is all about breaking it down and making decisions.
Don't worry - I go over that.
In This E-Book You Will Learn
- Meet & Separate - How to keep your plain weave pattern with multiple shapes next to each other
- The grid system - Understanding the inherent pixelated nature of weaving and how to tone it down
- Using cartoons - Attaching and creating a blueprint for your tapestry
- Split tapestry - How your shapes interact with each other
- Diagonals & triangles
- Dealing with negative space - It's not all about the shape, but also the space around it
- Odd shapes - Breaking them down into easier to weave sections
- Eccentric weft - Creating smooth curves
- Closing your split tapestry - Sew up the openings created by your shapes
+ Printable cartoon for a shape weaving sampler!
What Students Are Saying:
The ebook “Weaving Shapes”, is a very informative book. The author takes you step by step on the different techniques along with very clear pictures. She starts with explaining what tapestry weaving is and takes you all the way through to planning your cartoon to make a tapestry all your own. At the end of the book, she has a cartoon for you to follow to make a sampler. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to weave tapestry.
On the grid
Tapestry is all about the grid! Learn how to interpret your warp and weft as pixels and turn that into your cartoon.
The basis for all imagery is learning how to create basic shapes! Understanding squares, triangles, and circles will set you up for more complex organic shapes (we go over those too!)
A little bit of everything
Start off your tapestry weaving by following the included cartoon sampler! Get a little bit of everything all in one tapestry to practice for your first project.
Hi! I'm Nicole!
I am a weaver and fiber artist that loves to share her passion with anyone willing to listen! I started weaving in 2012 as a student at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and I haven't stopped since. I have been teaching people how to weave since 2015 with my in-person classes at local art centers, yarn shops, and a semester as adjunct faculty at VCU. I have taught frame weaving (2 and 4 selvedge), weaving on a floor loom, tapestry, embroidery weaving, introduction to textiles, and more!
I began Warped Fibers at the beginning of 2020 so that I could connect and teach more people about the wonderful world of weaving (gotta love alliteration!) Weaving is a fun, meditative, historically significant, and enriching skill that ANYONE can learn.
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