Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Art of Tapestry Weaving


The Art of Tapestry Weaving is a tutorial guide for pictorial weaving by Rebecca Mezoff. Due out 27th Oct 2020 from Storey Publishing, it's 320 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats. 

This is a well written manual covering a wide range of techniques. It's perfectly accessible for a keen beginner (especially with some help support), and the author covers everything from selecting a tapestryloom, through warping, materials selections, different weaving techniques, finishing, etc. The majority of the text provides good instruction in technique and color theory, warping, picking, shapes, outlining, and finishing. The step are meticulously annotated and outlined. The author has also included several appendices: plans for a galvanized pipe loom, conversion charts for metric/SI units, and a cross referenced index. 

The entire book is very well photographed with clear and concise instructions which are easy to understand. There is nothing intimidating about the book and it felt to me like the best parts of a teacher led class without any performance anxiety. This will become a go-to reference in the weaver's studio. 

This would make a superlative library book, gift for a fibre-arts enthusiast or addition to the weaver's home library.

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an eARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes. 

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