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At The Loom | Lockdown Tapestry Projects

by India Johnson - 10:16 on 30 April 2020

Over this strange time, we've loved seeing what you've been working on at home. There's been some hugely creative projects, so we just wanted to share a few with you here. From homemade cardboard looms, to delicate wallhangings, there is such an amazing range.

First up, we have Fidra Sym's beautifully woven tapestry, which she wove using the distorted weft technique. We love the way she's interpreted the Orkney landscape, and added in rya knots, cut down to imitate seaweed. The colours have us longing for the summer season!

This is Richard's first tapestry, and made on his one homemade carbaord loom. We love the amount of detail he was able to achieve on such a small loom- look at that lighthouse! To make your own cardboard loom at home, simply save a sturdy square piece of cardboard, and cut notches opposite eachother at on both sides, 1cm apart. Can you can wind your warp across these ntoches, travelling to opposite notches. Use tape to secure the beginning and the end of your warp thread,a nd you're ready to weave. 

Margaret has been busy weaving on these circular cardboard looms. These are woven in exactly the same way as the square frames, except following the warp around the centre and working outwards.

Send us your own woven projects to loomroomorkney@gmail.com

The Loom Room x

 


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