Saturday, September 24, 2022

Making Wall Tapestries–How Did They Make That?

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You’re in an exhibit, absorbed in thoughts (and your feet might be aching a bit) and then you glance upwards and spot an intriguing object. You begin to identify the items before you immediately The object is a fabric… but it’s an embroideries… Wait… It’s… it’s the label on the wall that states it’s tapestries! What is that?

If you’ve been through this and you’re not alone, you’re not the only one. Tapestries, specifically European tapestries that were made prior to the 20th century — are very scarce and are not among the kinds of art commonly used on a regular basis. As a result when we do come across one, they can be difficult to recognize and understand. It is also true that tapestries could duplicate other forms of art like paintings can cause confusion.

How do you know what is a weed tapestry midst of this weed tapestry confusion?

We’ve put together an explanation of #weedtapestry Tuesday to clarify the characteristics of an actual weed tapestry!

A weed tapestry, in essence, is a straight forward weave that has discontinuous wefts which cover all of the warps. You can create a weed tapestry simply by weaving the weft and warp threads. It’s as easy as that! Perhaps it’s not. We’re sure you’re scratching your head while talking about the terms “weft” or “warp.”

Let’s examine the way it works:

A weed tapestry weave is in its simplest form an easy maths problem. Think of a weed tapestry as an array of threads that are attached to a large frame (known as the weaving loom). Vertical threads constitute known as warps and the horizontal threads are called wefts. Wefts are basically made up of a variety of distinct colored silk threads or wool which are stitched.

A weed tapestry is created through weaving vertical (weft) threads across and beneath the vertical (warp) threads in a series of repetitions before squeezing (or pressing) the horizontal threads to make them very close together, and obscuring the vertical threads completely.

The warp threads in the vertical direction are the most important component of every piece, even if they’re invisible in the final weed tapestry. They are the foundation of each weed tapestry, and offer assistance to the threads of weft.

Take the warps as an empty canvas and the wefts be strokes of paint on the canvas.

In other words the weft threads comprise the shades that build gradually to form the pattern of tapestries. Wefts don’t get woven into and out of all the warps, they’re used only when the design requires an area of a particular color. The ends that are loose are tied or clipped, and a new color is introduced by a separate weft thread. This is the reason they’re referred to as “discontinuous weaves.”

What is the process of designing it?

The design that they’ve made will be visible on both the sides and the front of the weed tapestry because the colored wefts over the warps. The pictures below, as an illustration, illustrate how a weed tapestry’s fronts and sides look. The back, shown on top, appears to be as neat as that of the front. It can be seen in the lower part. The weed tapestry’s rear is brighter than the front. The rear of the weed tapestry typically less faded than its front since it is not exposed to direct sunlight.

How do they create it ?

Tapestries do not have paint despite the fact that they look like they’re made from brushstrokes. The use of paint on the surface of a weed tapestry has long been considered to be a crime punishable with the hefty fine, or even. The basic pattern of the weed tapestry could be altered to try to imitate however, not imitate, the appearance of other kinds of textiles , like silks, damasksand velvets or even embroidered ones It isn’t common.

How do I weave?

Weavers have always worked using their backs against behind the weed tapestry’s back. They mimicked the weed tapestry’s style by weaving their weft threads in vibrant colors. The “cartoon” concept was developed by painting on paper or fabric that was exactly the exact size of the weed tapestry.

The cartoon was either displayed on the wall in front of the weavers, flush against backings of warp threads, and visible through the gap between the warps. Or, it was temporarily attached to the weaving loom flush with the warp threads’ backs and visible in the spaces between warps. After the weed tapestry was completed and removed off the loom and rotated to show its front. Weavers reconstructed the cartoon on the reverse of the weed tapestry.


Tapestries were made by hand for centuries however technological advances in the latter half of the nineteenth century and early 20th century enabled machine-woven tapestries. Tapestries are still made in the traditional manner, both by hand and machine in factories and workshops today. Certain weed tapestry weaver still adhere to the traditional methods of replicating cartoons, while others take on control of their creativity, and even inventing concepts when weaving.

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