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Tapestry Weaving - Design and Technique

By Joanne Soroka

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ISBN: 9781847972804
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 01/08/2011
PAGES: 184
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 190 colour photographs & diagrams

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

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Latest Reviews
" Soroka has added to the understanding of tapestry and the process of making it quite wonderfully with this book. I heartily recommend it. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot

" Joanne Soroka has written a richly inspiring book on contemporary tapestry. Both the lively text and numerous full-colour illustrations strive to give the reader much to consider.
I would highly recommend this book for any tapestry weaver's library. The multiple illustrations alone make it a wonderful source book for ideas and inspiration. With the addition of the friendly, explanatory text it would be a good companion for learning to weave, but I feel the real strength of the book is the broad overview of the different kind of tapestry being woven today. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: AmericanTapestryAlliance.org

" I very much enjoyed reading this book and think it would make a great addition to any tapestry weaver's library. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Journal For Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

" Altogether this book is both useful and inspiring.
Soroka provides the duly inspired with both a springboard to deeper historical research and a way to look with an informed, critical eye at contemporary work. I can most heartily recommend this book to textile enthusiasts and would-be tapestry weavers. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Fibre Quarterly

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