Tip 1: How to weave a tapestry

Tapestry - a dense fabric woven by hand with patterns.Because such tissue can do the painting, upholstery for furniture, tablecloths, rugs and even handbags.From the Middle Ages the technology of creating tapestries has not changed.As before, the only thing you need for a tapestry - a loom, yarn, as well as patience and imagination of the master.

you need
  • - wood frame;
  • - thread linen and wool;
  • - fork dining;
  • - scissors.
Guide
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make a simple wooden frame that will be used as a machine.The dimensions must correspond to the product of the future.Calculate what is the length and width of your product.Multiply the width by 3 times, and the length of the 2, and you get the dimensions of the frame.For example, if the size of the tapestry of 200 by 250 cm, the frame will be respectively 600 to 500 cm.
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Prepare basis.The basis in the tapestry called vertically stretched thread.For it is best suited linen yarn, asflax durable and stretches.Number of rows of thread, or the density of
the base depends on how thick you will cross the thread.They are called ducks.The weft thinner the higher the density of the substrate.When the average thickness of the transverse thread is about 3 warp 1 cm.
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Wrap the warp frame on the longer side as the coil.The distance from the first to the last warp yarns will be the same as the future fabric of the tapestry.Between the filaments leave the range of about 2-4 mm.Do not pull on the basis of strong tight.Fingers should be held between the threads freely.
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Make earnings before the start weave pattern itself on the tapestry.This is the working part of the tapestry, which was subsequently filed on the wrong side and curled into the end of the subframe.Tie a simple knot linen thread to the edge of the base.Choosing one hand even warp thread the other hand them thread earnings, pass it to the edge of the tapestry and wrap the last thread on the other end.Now expand the thread and lead it in the opposite direction, choosing this time the odd warp.After the finish line, punch weft fork.This will increase the density of the product.Repeat several times netting and secure earnings node.
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Take woolen yarn and start weaving pattern.Technique is the same as the one you have just applied for a job.If you work with threads of several colors, the ducks can be administered from any place in the tapestry.It must tie a simple knot to the threads of the basics in place.
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Secure all horizontal nodes thread at the end of work.Weave earnings in the same way as we did at the beginning of work on the tapestry.Cut the warp threads and the ends of tie knots.You can arrange the edge of the tapestry braids, tassels or fringe.

Tip 2: How to do a tapestry

handwritten creating tapestry requires patience, accuracy and perseverance.But the finished masterpiece woven by the hands, or decorate any room would be a wonderful gift.
How to tapestry
Guide
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The first thing you need to prepare a sketch for future work.Select a picture from a magazine, download from the Internet or draw yourself.If this is your first experience, choose simple patterns with a minimum of small parts - best suited for this landscape in the desert or on the sea.
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Pick a thread to work.Optimally, if your tapestry will be used by one thread and quality in composition and thickness.Based on the pattern of colors, as defined in the sketch Collect several suitable shades of all colors.If you use the old thread of loose items, wash them in warm water so that they align.
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Now take the frame, which will need to apply the warp.The frame is made from rectangular plates.Its value must be greater than 2-3 cm from each side than the thumbnail.The frame can be used many times, so do it thoroughly.On the side of the upper and lower frame parts tamp nails at a distance of 2-3 mm from each other.It is more convenient if the nails are not packed on one line, and alternatively - above and below in a staggered manner.On the bottom left nail fix warp and run it up and down, circling each nail.Secure the last nail.
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with a hook from the warp route the air loop (pigtail) at the bottom of the tapestry of the future loggerheads with the capture threads.Now wire create a kind of loop, which will vdevatsya between the warp threads, leading the thread color.Make several rows of the same color, alternately introducing the thread under the even and odd warp thread on the sides take away back.
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After 8-10 monochrome series proceed to the creation of the drawing.To this end, the back of the frame prishpilte pushpin sketch tapestry .And in drawing the threads change colors.Extra tips to take away the wrong side.Each subsequent to the previous number tighten with a fork.When a pattern is finally ready, make a few closing monochrome series similar to the first.Secure the ends of the thread on the wrong side with a thread and needle.
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Carefully cut off the warp from the frame, leaving a few centimeters above and below.Insert the resulting tapestry of the frame yourself or give it to process in Framing Workshop.
Helpful Hint
In creating the tapestry can be used not only woolen thread.Suit and silk thread, and even satin ribbons, colored ropes or pieces of fabric.It all depends on your imagination and the ability to move away from patterns.