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Interested in learning tapestry? This course will teach you all about some of the possibilities of tapestry and introduce you to a variety of tapestry techniques. Jane will show you what she is weaving and learning on our Arras Tapestry Loom. You can also weave these samples on a Lilli Loom or a Cricket!

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

  • 2

    Warping & Getting Ready to Weave

    • Equipment & Materials

    • Bonus Lesson: Warping the Lilli Loom

    • Bonus Lesson: Warping the Cricket Loom

  • 3

    Tapestry Tools & Techniques

    • Tools & Materials

    • Selvedges

    • Starting Wefts

    • Bubbling

    • Weaving

    • Weft-Faced Color-and-Weave

  • 4

    Slit & Interlock Tapestry Techniques, Weaving a Shape

    • Slit Tapestry

    • Weft Interlock

    • Weaving a Shape

  • 5

    Eccentric Weaving, Hatching & Soumak

    • Soumak

    • Eccentric Weaving

    • Outlining Shapes

    • Hatching

  • 6

    Ghiordes Knots or Rya, Damascus Edge & Finishing

    • Ghiordes Knots or Rya

    • Grand Finale

    • Finishing Techniques

    • Survey


Jane Patrick

Creative Director

Weaving has been Jane Patrick’s passion and profession for nearly 50 years. She first learned to weave while an exchange student in Iceland and knew then that weaving would be a part of her life. After moving to Boulder in 1976 she decided that she wanted to make her livelihood through weaving. Jane was an editor at Interweave Press where she edited books as well as Handwoven magazine. After leaving Interweave, Jane joined her husband Barry Schacht as Creative director of Schacht Spindle Co. In her spare time Jane has authored four books (two with co-authors) and two videos (Interweave Press). Jane has taught a rigid heddle Craftsy Class and appeared on HDTV and Craft Daily. She has lectured and taught workshops throughout the US.