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TAPESTRY COURSES

Learn all about tapestry weaving here! In these courses and articles Janna Maria Vallee, a celebrated tapestry artist from Madeira Park, British Columbia shows us the fundamentals of this art form. If you are new to tapestry, start with “Fundamentals of Tapestry” and then move to “Techniques in Tapestry“.

9 Lessons

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 and pick.

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1 Lesson

Stripes in Tapestry

Join Janna Maria Vallee as she leads you through multiple approaches to creating stripes in tapestry including horizontal and vertical stripes.

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10 Lessons

Fundamentals of Tapestry

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 teaches 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.

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BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN TAPESTRY

Janna is writing a series of posts all about helping new tapestry weavers find confidence in their work. Janna will address questions that she has seen her students ask and they might be about troubleshooting tapestry issues, offering clarity, or helping out with a creative starting point. These articles hope to offer concrete advice that is actionable on the loom and provide detailed photos and illustrations where applicable. If you have questions you’d like Janna to answer, please feel free to ask them in our Community Forums here »
Janna Maria Vallee demonstrating weaving at the School of SweetGeorgia online tapestry course
Janna Maria Vallee

Tapestry Looms

In the second article of this Building Confidence in Tapestry series, we are talking about tapestry looms; what to look for, the pros and cons of the tapestry looms on the market today, as well as some great DIY options.

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Tapestry weavings by Janna Maria Vallee woven in Everlea Yarns for the School of SweetGeorgia
Janna Maria Vallee

What is Tapestry?

A series of tapestry weaving articles to accompany my video lessons so that I may offer more ways to support you in your tapestry journey. Within this series of articles, I hope to answer some of your questions about tapestry, contextualize some of my video lessons to offer different perspectives, and just talk more about how to be creative within the medium of tapestry.

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TAPESTRY UPDATES

Spinning fibre rolags by Debbie Held
Brigid Zurock

Member Update // New Blending Board Course + Troubleshooting Tapestry

We’re super excited to share with you the latest course addition to the School, Blending Boards: From Rolags to Roving, taught be Debbie Held! The blending board can be your go-to fibre prep tool above all others, and a few inexpensive additions can take this simple tool to the next level. Also included in this week’s update is the new Tapestry Troubleshooting article, written by tapestry instructor Janna Maria Vallee!

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Catwalk Scarf (houndstooth on 4-shaft weaving loom)
Brigid Zurock

Member Update // New Houndstooth Scarves Episode at Handwoven Colour

Taught by Felicia Lo Wong, the latest episode of the Handwoven Colour series: Houndstooth Scarves, further explores colour in weaving using the classic and timeless pattern of houndstooth. We’re also happy to share the latest Tapestry article written by Janna Maria Vallee, helping to explain further information about Tapestry Looms.

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Everlea Yarns in a basket in the Techniques in Tapestry course for The School of SweetGeorgia
Brigid Zurock

Member Update // Final Techniques in Tapestry Lessons Released

The final lessons of our new Techniques in Tapestry weaving course are now available at the School! Taught by Janna Maria Vallee, this tapestry weaving course expands on techniques earlier taught in our beginner course. In these final two lessons, learn about weft interlocking and blocking.

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Tapestry weavings by Janna Maria Vallee woven in Everlea Yarns for the School of SweetGeorgia
Brigid Zurock

Member Update // New Tapestry Weaving Workshop!

Sharing the latest SOS news about our new tapestry weaving course now available at the School! Taught by Janna Maria Vallee, Techniques in Tapestry course expands on techniques earlier learned such as weaving vertical pillars and pick and pick. In this update, we also share a note about our SweetGeorgia Holiday hours.

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Tapestry Weaving sampler by Janna Maria Vallee
Brigid Zurock

Member Update // Tapestry Weaving with Janna Maria Vallee!

Tapestry weaving is an art which has been around for hundreds of years, and one which continues to capture the imagination of artists and admirers today, and we are beyond excited for our latest addition to the School of SweetGeorgia – Tapestry Weaving with Janna Maria Vallee!

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