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Weaving on a frame. Striped placemat

teacher avatar Tina Sharapova, Art is always magic

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      1. Basics of weaving. Choosing fibers


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      2. Warping the Frame


    • 4.

      3. Weaving


    • 5.

      4. Finishing


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In this class you will learn how to make your first tapestry. You will not need expensive tools and looms, all you need will be a picture frame and a fork! You can choose the yarn from your stash or even use fabric strips recycling old garments. I will guide you through all stages from warping the frame and counting the number of threads you will need for your piece to finishing the placemat so it will look nice and neat.

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Tina Sharapova

Art is always magic


Tina Sharapova was born in Moscow, Russia. She grew up in a big family where everybody was able to make something with their own hands — embroider, carve wood, knit or sew. She tried different handicrafts as a child and decided to become an artist and an artisan to make beautiful things. Her formal art training took place at the Moscow College of Arts and Crafts with majors in carpets and tapestry making. After graduating she worked several years as a designer in a carpet company, then she took part in organizing a small tapestry studio "Donegal".

For number of years she was running classes for children and grown-ups where students learned how to paint, sew, felt wool and work with paper. It was not only a handicraft, but also a way to express inner f... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hello, My name is Tim National Opera and I am a textile artist. In this class, I will teach you how to make a simple tape is true. When you think of tape is trees, you can imagine huge looms on big pieces that will take forever definitive, but no worries. This tape is to placemat is small and easy and you don't need any expensive tools for it. Just a picture frame, a fork, and some yarn. During the class, I will guide you through all the steps. How to measure your frame, how to warp it, how to start and finish with in, how to add stripes, and also share some useful tips on women. A small placement or a coaster can be a perfect addition to your interior. As you can choose the colors to match your idea of a perfect place. You can make a set, of course there is with a table runner for bigger size, all by your own hands. Such woven pieces can be perfect gift for your friends, unique and personalized. I will provide you with information how to choose nice yarn. But you can be creative and use some unusual materials for women, like strips of fabric. If you like recycling or row wall for more rustic look. Or even strips of paper and dried grass. Even these tiny project can be made in so many ways. I invite you to this exciting journey of women. Make experiments, try the creative, and share your work. 2. 1. Basics of weaving. Choosing fibers: Warp yarn should be strong enough to hold tension. So the best choice would be cotton or linen thread, maybe with polyester. Before using it, check it. Try to break it with hands. If it breaks, tried to find something else. Also, you can use wall or acrylic, if you will. We've loose structure, but be very careful as it is hard to replace warp threads. Juran's a walk. Weft threads and be anything from continent wall to plastic, metal wire, or paper. The finer yarn you have, the more details you can weave. In tapers tree, we can use several threads together by the single threat together effort of transition from color to color. Set shows us how many threads of board will be in one inch. It will be the density of your fabric. The biggest asset number, the final weft you need to use, and more details can be done. We will start with six EPI, that means per inch and bulky yarn. If you want to use eight or 10 EPI, you need to get a final way. We use plane. We've also can be called tabby for tape is trees. That means that our weft goals or one under one, creating flat surface. 3. 2. Warping the Frame: I use simple picture frame, 23 by 23 inches. First of all, we need to mark the sides of the frame or warping. Using the ruler and a pencil, we make marks every half an inch on the top and bottom sides of the frame. Put an extra mark to show the center of the frame. Also, we will need a wooden speak eight to ten inches long. We need to make marks on it too. Our project is five inches wide. We need to be sure we will make warp in the center of our frame. So we measure our frame and speak, finds a center and mark the edges of the project with pieces of tape. We start by times at the end of the quote and yarn tools as steep me as a piece of the tape, as a beginning of our project. Put the bobbin off your thread in a plastic bowl or box, so it will not roll from you. Then replace a stick to the lower part of the frame will lead to a threat to the top, rabid around the frame and go to the bottom from the backside. Rabbit around the bottom part, lamb around the steak and go backwards again. While this red over the top, to the bottom on the front side, wraparound, steep, and go to the top again, repeated until you will feel all five inches. Here is a diagram to help you. For this project, we use the set six EPI. That means that there should be six threads for every inch of your project plus two extra threads in the beginning and ends. To make cell literary is more tight itself or 50 ancients weeds, you will have five, multiply 6 equals 30 plus two. It will be 32 threads of cotton yarn. When you're warping the frame legs out using a stick, you will have more working space. And also you can use the back parts of the frame for another project if you like. Be sure that your work is tight band even. We finish warping by times this thread 2 three times around the stick and making a secure and not on the last step. Before We then we need to be sure that our first row will be Street. So we put a piece of cardboard between the threads. Make a chain from the caudal strategy, secures a warp amps on the place. Make asleep not on this red Lehman, 12 to 14 inches on the end. Then once it's not from the inside of your work and ties are strapped around first to warp adds hold in your two fingers inside the loop. Catches strategy from the bag. After next to watch routes tight. Then repeat. On teal, you will make a chain around all wore pants. Ends, the very end, contests rat. You will walk in or even 12 to 14 interests and puts it down streams and last loop to close the chain. Now, you need to ties alone adds to decide. So also frame so your work will be distributed evenly. Next step is attached and hurdles for making shan't cut pieces of cotton strat, 10 inches long. You will need 15 pieces. The first and last warp and a doublet, but we count them as one or band abba handles to every other end and then ties them together in bunches of five. When simple not. Next step is and 1300 roller to form a shed. It can be SME, loan flats, teak, wood, metal or plastic. I use a plastic ruler. We need to insert it in a way that even stress would be in front or threats with handles will be in back. Don't forget about double-stranded on the sides. So it's a roller will not fall off. I type pieces of yarn to the top of the frame and grab the moves around the sides of the ruler. Now, we are ready to weave. 4. 3. Weaving: Choose the colors for your placement. I use purple as a background and widen beige forces stripes. When choosing colors, be sure that you have yarns, almost the same kind of sickness. Usually we start with a header made of quartz and yarn before women's a pattern. But you can start from subpattern directly. I made a butterfly, the yarn, wrap it around my fingers and tiny it with a knot. We start within by Trojans, a ruler to decide, eat will opens a shed and we can put the yarn into IID from one side to another. We secures the end of the yarn by revenues around plus 2 ems and lead into m to the BAP. Use the fork two beats a yarn to the cardboard. I put a piece of white paper behind the war. So it will be easy to see your work in space. When we go backwards. A second short of yarn, we put the ruler into original position, pulls, handles, cells, they will open another shed. Foods the yarns, shrews opening and beaten down. Don't pose a young too tight, so it will not make you walk narrow, but also don't leave it to lose. Make an arc. So Ze Yan will be distributed between the warp adds in tip is to women wore pants should be covered with weft. As you put yarn through the shed, gently run your fingers through the op amp. Like plain heartstrings. These will helps away off to find its place. To make cell which is tighter, wrap an extra loop of weft around to side and so warp. Make an figure-eight. Don't do too often. Older when you sees at your side and getting low, maybe every two or three shots of weft. Keep going until you will have a header about half an inch or an inch high. Leave your sketch behinds a warp to check the pot and you are making. Tribe of propyl will be three quarter of an inch wide. Press the patent is a walk from insight to see how much you need to leave to count as a next Tribe. Whether you will see that it's time to start. An ECS tribe secures the end of previous color by wrapping it around last 23 op amps and leave it in the back. Stack. New colony in the same manner, secures the beginning by times at the end and the Latinate seed into bed. If you run out of yarns in middle of a strike. These are the same color over lap and ants and Laden's them as a bag of field work, truly a content to the end. Add a header froms a cotton yarn and UP's is ready to cut off. 5. 4. Finishing: When you finish the title you have, it is time to cut the warp threads, or even 56 inches from the top. Really is this 30k from the bottom and cotton loops of what we have. There can be many ways to finish your piece. For example, you can tie the end of work by 2 with a simple knot, insertion and needle in the Santa Rosa not to pull it tightly. Do it at both sides. Remove the chain before tying knots. Content and short, leaving their Antoine age. To make the placemats look nice from both front and back, we need to dive into it. Ganz, from the backside was a tape is to needle, constant close to the surface. Or you can use tape is true needle and secures it down by Putin Zim insides of fabric into so next row pulls the ants to make even edge and cut sound from the back. Hi.