Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tapestry Weaving Resource List


Rebecca Mezoff's online classes: Rebecca's online classes

A good one to start with is her Little Looms course.

Here's a YouTube video of how to warp a Hokett loom (or any similar slotted loom.)

There's a tapestry weaving group on Ravelry and there are other groups that discuss tapestry weaving,
and several 
on Facebook... 

Book list (not in alphabetical or publishing date order):

Kathe Todd-Hooker, Tapestry 101.
 (to see my sampler based on Kathe's book, go here: 
   to follow progress, go to the October page and start at the bottom and work up... the finished photo
is here:
Kirsten Glasbrook, Tapestry Weaving

Nancy Harvey, Tapestry Weaving

Carol Russell, Tapestry Handbook
A quick tutorial can be found in Threads Magazine #41. You can find them on eBay, or you can join for
(as of December 2019), to see and download the archived article.. you can find it here.
Rebecca Mezoff and Sarah C. Swett, The Art of Tapestry Weaving: A Complete Guide to Mastering the
of Images with Yarn.

Tommye McClure Scanlin and Rebecca Mezoff, Tapestry Design Basics and Beyond: Planning and
Weaving with
 Tommye McClure Scanlin and Phillis Alvic, The Nature of Things: Essays of a Tapestry Weaver
Joanne Soroka, Tapestry Weaving: Design and Technique
There's a book list on the Tapestry Weaving forum on Ravelry as well as on Rebecca's page, but
the above are my

Book reviews on Rebecca Mezoff's blog here

Rebecca Mezoff has several online courses (linked above) that are pretty good. I have her Little Looms
course & love it. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Tissart assembly getting closer!

Early July, the floors upstairs were completed...yay! I've started to set up the studio...

 First up will be painting the walls white (from some offwhite-beige-y color), cleaning the floor, & deciding on lighting...right now, that room's lighting sucks: the lighting in the (large) room outside the studio (currently a junk landing room, I guess we can call it a game room) is connected to the light inside the studio..also both rooms may need a second air conditioner vent. I'm not sure what's involved with that, although it seems like the game room may be picking up air conditioning from the upstairs, so that may be a good thing...

Once the first section of the studio is painted, I'll move the metal shelves in & start setting up the clear plastic tubs... once that's done,I can paint the other half of the studio and set up the looms. The LeClerc Tissart tapestry loom will need to be assembled. I'll take pictures & maybe I'll even do a video of the process... the Hammett loom will need to be slightly disassembled to get it into the room from the garage... the other looms are more portable. I also have a spinning wheel, which will need some repairs before I can use it again...

Last month was a rough one. Last week, we were rear-ended in rush hour traffic, which resulted in the car being pushed into the car in front of us, messing up both ends. Insurance declared it a total loss, paid the loan back & I was able to put down the same amount for a down payment for another Subaru Forester. The other one was a 2013, this one is a 2015.

Then on Wednesday July 14th, at 3am, one of our cats, Bartleby died. We were trying to get him to emergency care when he passed. We were 2 minutes from there when he stopped breathing. If your cat is spending a lot of time around the litter box, take them to the vet asap.

Then Gary said he was having bad chest pains, so off to the ER we went. To make a long story short, he got another stent.  While Gary was still in the hospital, I buried Bartleby under a tree in the paddock.

Today I'm going to be doing a few things around the house...progress photos as soon as I have something to show!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

One of our cats, Benzie, has severe skin issues, which we've been working on with our vet... he's been wearing a cone 24-7 and last night I put a onesie on him (not snapped).... this past weekend, he managed to get the cone off. I found something that he'll be able to wear that hopefully will help and allow him to spend some time cone-free... the reason for the cone is he goes overboard with the bathing & has torn himself up pretty badly. He's also taking some medications... but we're weaning him off the prednisone so that 6 weeks after he's been prednisone-free, the vet can do a skin biopsy & hopefully we'll have some answers. Poor guy! It's definitely not fleas, or else our other cat, Othello, would also be having issues & we know that there are flea products that fix that... 

LeClerc Tissart Tapestry Loom

ANYWAY, some cool news: I found someone that's Giving AWAY my dream loom... it's a Leclerc Tissart.. it's 45", I would have loved a 60", but it's free.. (well mostly, I'm having it shipped through uShip.. got a bid on it today, which I accepted).. 

It'll have to be assembled and I'll need another part for it, and I've spoken to someone who said I probably can get it easily enough.. we'll see when it gets here...
I say it's my dream loom, but I've never met one in person...


Home Renovation

Work on the upstairs has gone well so far... all that's left is to pull out nails in the sub-floor and finish pulling out the old flooring in the rooms we haven't already pulled them out of... clean up and then put the new flooring down. We have plank vinyl for the upstairs rooms. Then the baseboards/trim, new lighting & the boys can move upstairs and I can start setting up my studio.


Knitting wips: 

  Haunted Hanukkah shawl (Forbidden Fiber)
  Slipstravaganza (Westknits)
  Thick socks (generic socks, toe up.. working on the leg part now)

Cross Stitch wips:

 Wakanda Forever
 Mandala SAL (Nichole Young)
  Random French knots in a Hoop
  Beside the Sea SAL