Looking for a skill builder after completing Laura’s “Introduction to Tapestry Weaving, Level 2” course? This project is excellent for students who have completed Level 2, while still being a very enjoyable project for more advanced students as well. Select Erindale Tapestry Studio weaving tutorials from Level 2 will be important resources for this project to review techniques. If you have not participated in Laura Berlage’s tapestry course, please reach out to see if this is a good project kit for you.
This kit is inspired by traditional Norwegian 8-pointed star/8-petal rose designs and offers great practice for weaving interlock technique, working with a grid chart, and starting and stopping points. And it’s fun that you can make all 4 mug rugs on your loom at once! This project is designed to be made on an 18×18 inch frame loom (the same as in the classes). The kit comes with a PDF digital download essay of process photographs and descriptions that walk you through starting, weaving, and finishing your piece. This will be sent to the email that you use in the checkout as part of your receipt.
The physical part of the kit includes the colorful weft wool (from our sheep!) and the graph chart for the pattern. If this part of the kit needs to be shipped to you, shipping options are available in the checkout process. This kit does not include the warp (Maysville cotton carpet warp is recommended), loom, or hand tools (available separately).
Finished dimensions for the tapestry are approximately 4.5 inches wide and tall, not including fringe. The kit makes one set of tapestry mug rugs.