The relationship between the thickness of the weft and coverage of the warp.

Work in progress at weekend Tapestry Beginners course at West Dean College

Work in progress at weekend Tapestry Beginners course at West Dean College

My application for a bursary to attend this course with Caron Penney was successful. We worked through a series of exercises which covered the core techniques of traditional tapestry weaving. Tapestry produces a weft faced cloth, where all the warp is covered, however it is experience (or trial and error) that the number of strands of wool used in each weft is chosen; if the weft is too thick it will not cover the warp, which is the opposite of what logic tells you!

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