Tapestry Weaving Paperback – Jun 1 2002
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Kirsten Glasbrook trained as a weaver in Denmark where she was born. After moving to London in the 1960's she spent time restoring antique tapestries. She taught part time at the Bath Academy of Art for many years, and now lives and works in Devon, running workshops and classes for adults and children. Her commissions have included work for the Forestry Commission and numerous private collectors in the UK and other countries. Using mainly wool, linen and cotton, she designs and weaves tapestries, often with a mythological, mystical or meditative theme. The weaving techniques are simple and traditional and the brilliant color ranges, and diversity of texture in the different yarns, are a constant challenge and excitement.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
A gorgeous sun sampler that you will want to hang on your wall. This sampler goes back over what you learned in the first introductory sampler, but adds additional detail and is a little more technical, and the result is a fresh update on those somber toned tapestries of the 1970's. Next, a peruvian inspired bird tapestry with bead and feather trim; a cat and fishes tapestry; a simple beach landscape; the tree tapestry that is also the cover illustration; instructions for warp and weft variations; using bright color and shades of grey; instructions for weaving from the side; suggestions for using what you've learned to design your own tapestries; an owl sampler; a colorful sleeping dog sofa cushion; equally colorful sleeping cat and bird sofa cushions; finishing, framing and mounting techniques, and as if you haven't already had enough eye candy as you've been working along with the author, a gallery of even more inspiring work. By the time you have finished working through this book, you will be past the beginning weaver stage and into intermediate designing and weaving. Ms. Glasbrook has packed a lot of information into the 96 pages of this book. This book is not every thing you will need/want to know about tapestry weaving, but this book gives you a very solid foundation.
The pictures of the author's tapestries are very inspiring to me- I love the vivid folk nature of them all. The ideas for finishing the tapestries are wonderful- hanging with bamboo and feathers, beads, sewing onto linen- all outstanding ideas.
Truly a must for anyone who wants to weave tapestry. This book has excited me more than anything in a very long time!