Tapestry Weaving
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Tapestry weaving is an art that has been around for hundreds of years and it continues to capture the imagination of artists and admirers today. In this course Janna Maria Vallee, a celebrated tapestry artist from Madeira Park, British Columbia shows us the very basics of this art form. Throughout these video lessons, Janna teaches us the essential tapestry weaving skill of "meet and separate": a method that helps maintain proper tension and makes gorgeous colour blending in our works possible.

In Tapestry Weaving, we will go over:

  • the different types of looms used in tapestry weaving
  • how to make "butterflies" to keep our weft untangled and tidy
  • the basics of "meet and separate" weaving method
  • how to weave shapes
  • how to finish and display your tapestry weavings

We hope you enjoy this course and have fun creating beautiful hangings for your home!

Course by
Janna Vallee
​Janna Maria Vallee is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in weft-faced tapestry woven with naturally dyed yarns. In her art practice she explores ideas of how personal growth can be either challenged or realized through one's perception of their surroundings.

​In 2008 Janna attended Capilano University’s late Textile Art program and in 2013 she graduated with distinction from the Fibres and Material Practices program at Concordia University in Montreal Quebec.

In 2016 she returned with her family to her home-province of British Columbia and now lives in Madeira Park, BC.

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