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Tapestry Weaving: A Comprehensive Study Guide Paperback – Nov 1 1991

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave Press (Nov. 1 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0934026645
  • ISBN-13: 978-0934026642
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21.7 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #605,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Before buying this book, I checked a number of tapestry books out of the library. I found this book to be the only tapestry weaving book that gave clear instructions. I also appreciated the simple explanations given by Harvey for the reasons for performing certain techniques in certain ways thus helping the learner to think in the way of a tapestry artist/craftsperson. At least two other tapestry books left me feeling quite confused but I am very impressed with this book. It begins with equipment information followed by some easy exercises that one can use to build one's technical knowledge on, but the exercises, despite being studies, produce beautiful, 'to be proud of' samplers that anybody would be happy to have on display. Nancy Harvey takes one through a series of tapestry weaving lessons, from these very basic samplers to very beautiful and difficult tapestries. The colour photographs are quite lovely and some actually take the breath away and cause one to be amazed at the creativity of some of the members of the human race.
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I have read most of the tapestry-weaving books in print or in my local university library and this is the one I turn to when I have a question. Nancy Harvey does a fantastic job of teaching the art and method of tapestry weaving from construction of a basic frame loom, to cartoon design, to finishing techniques. The book has good B&W illustrations and photos of the lessons, although larger photos would have been helpful-more like the wonderful color close-ups in Kristen Glassbrook's tapestry book. There are several teaching designs included in the book that are a pleasure to weave. Harvey's lesson on how to weave a circle is priceless as I have not seen that technique so well covered in any other book. The color photos included in the gallery illustrate a wide variety of weaving styles and are inspiring. I would especially recommend this book for intermediate weavers who are ready to progress beyond the lessons in Kristen Glassbrook's excellent book.
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I have explored many resouces for a good example of how to design and utilize a cartoon. Ms. Harvey gave wonderful examples and a variety of ways to use the cartoon from design to final product. It was most helpful for a Jack loom weaver.
Must have for the "designing" weaver.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9ab29eac) out of 5 stars 29 reviews
138 of 138 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ad74ec4) out of 5 stars One of the best 'how to' tapestry weaving books Nov. 17 1999
By Gillian Sanders - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Before buying this book, I checked a number of tapestry books out of the library. I found this book to be the only tapestry weaving book that gave clear instructions. I also appreciated the simple explanations given by Harvey for the reasons for performing certain techniques in certain ways thus helping the learner to think in the way of a tapestry artist/craftsperson. At least two other tapestry books left me feeling quite confused but I am very impressed with this book. It begins with equipment information followed by some easy exercises that one can use to build one's technical knowledge on, but the exercises, despite being studies, produce beautiful, 'to be proud of' samplers that anybody would be happy to have on display. Nancy Harvey takes one through a series of tapestry weaving lessons, from these very basic samplers to very beautiful and difficult tapestries. The colour photographs are quite lovely and some actually take the breath away and cause one to be amazed at the creativity of some of the members of the human race.
45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b4fca5c) out of 5 stars Truly Comprehensive! Oct. 23 2003
By Cloud - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have read most of the tapestry-weaving books in print or in my local university library and this is the one I turn to when I have a question. Nancy Harvey does a fantastic job of teaching the art and method of tapestry weaving from construction of a basic frame loom, to cartoon design, to finishing techniques. The book has good B&W illustrations and photos of the lessons, although larger photos would have been helpful-more like the wonderful color close-ups in Kristen Glassbrook's tapestry book. There are several teaching designs included in the book that are a pleasure to weave. Harvey's lesson on how to weave a circle is priceless as I have not seen that technique so well covered in any other book. The color photos included in the gallery illustrate a wide variety of weaving styles and are inspiring. I would especially recommend this book for intermediate weavers who are ready to progress beyond the lessons in Kristen Glassbrook's excellent book.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b0dd7f8) out of 5 stars A must for the Beginner Tapestry Weaver April 5 2007
By G. Meyers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A very comprehensive and detailed guide, gives detailed drawings and clear explanation, to explain each element of tapestry weaving. With samples of each element, for the weaver to try, this study guide is a must for the beginning tapestry weaver.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9af5a6e4) out of 5 stars weavers perspective July 10 2001
By sharon hamilton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have explored many resouces for a good example of how to design and utilize a cartoon. Ms. Harvey gave wonderful examples and a variety of ways to use the cartoon from design to final product. It was most helpful for a Jack loom weaver.
Must have for the "designing" weaver.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b0e9648) out of 5 stars great book for a weaver Oct. 15 2008
By Deborah L. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a wonderful book for someone who already weaves, or knows about the basics. It is titled COMPREHENSIVE, and this is very appropriate. I really like it and am glad to have it, but I can see that the experienced person would really be the one to benefit. It is hard to offer this portion of the critique, because the information in it is so good but, I do wish it had more color. This is an art of color and shading and color photos of techniques would have helped me a lot as a novice. I am still very glad I ordered it along with the book... titled Tapestry Weaving by Kirsten Glasbrook. Together they are beautiful complements and I feel that they both have their place side by side, rather than either one alone.


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