Monday, October 26, 2015

How to Make Tapestries (part 1 of 2)

Tapestries have been done for years. If you are considering taking this up as a hobby and making one, here are a few tips to get you started.

First, decide is what type and size of tapestry do you want to make. When we say type, we are referring to the theme of the tapestry, the fabric that will be used and how this will be mounted. As for size, we are talking about how big it will be since this will be displayed in one part of the house.

Next, there are two ways to make tapestry. You can sew this by hand or with the help of a sewing machine. If this is small, sure you can do this by hand but you should also take into consideration whether this will be trimmed or not and what fabric you will be using.

One you have decided, the only thing to do is prepare the materials. If you don’t have them, purchase this from the craft store. To check if you have everything you need, lay it out and do a last minute check.

Craftsmen in the past had an idea what they wanted to make so you should do the same and the best way to do that is to come up with a drawing and then use this as a guide. This should be done patiently so you avoid making any mistakes and it doesn’t matter whether you are doing this by hand or with the help of a machine.

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