Techniques in Tapestry

In this course, we expand on the techniques we learned in our Tapestry Weaving course and learn skills such as weaving vertical pillars and pick & pick.
Janna Maria Vallee · December 16, 2020
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Welcome to Techniques in Tapestry with Janna Maria Vallee!

In this course, we expand on the techniques we learned in our Tapestry Weaving course. We will go over the following skills:

  • weaving clean horizontal lines
  • weaving vertical pillars
  • using pick and pick
  • how to use weft interlock to avoid sewing up slits
  • how to blend colours between shapes
  • blocking tapestry

So grab your loom and butterflies and let’s start weaving some gorgeous wall hangings!

Download the step-by-step instructions to weave Pick n’ Pick (PDF) »


Mirrix Looms and accessories

Everlea Yarn’s Mirrix Looms which are shipped within the continental USA are shipped from Wisconsin, all other destinations are shipped to from British Columbia, Canada.

Warp Yarn

Any cotton, linen, wool yarn labeled rug warp or tapestry warp will do. Here are my favourites:

Weft Yarn used in this workshop:

Tapestry beaters:

Ashford and Leclerc both have good tapestry beaters. A common household fork will work fine to begin with, too. Just be sure to use the same beater throughout an entire piece for consistency.

Books for further study:

  • The Techniques of Rug Weaving, Peter Collingwood 1950
  • Tapestry Weaving: A Comprehensive Study Guide, Nancy Harvey 1991 or 2015
  • The Art of Tapestry Weaving: A Complete Guide to Mastering the Techniques for Making Images with Yarn, Rebecca Mezoff 2020


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About Instructor

Janna Maria 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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  • 9 Lessons
  • Course Certificate
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