Looking for a skill builder after completing Laura’s “Introduction to Tapestry Weaving” course? This project is excellent for students who have completed Level 1, while still being a very enjoyable project for more advanced students as well. Select Erindale Tapestry Studio weaving tutorials from Level 1 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 offers great practice for weaving “hills and valleys,” with the additional invitation to practice “meet and separate” technique, as well as keeping your sides nice and straight. This project is designed to be made on an 18×18 inch frame loom (the same as in the classes) and is woven as a single piece that is then drawn around the included penholder. 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.
The physical part of the kit includes the colorful weft wool (from our sheep!), the wire mesh penholder, a filigree tree of life charm (each charm may vary), and the full-scale paper cartoon. 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 (#10 cotton crochet thread recommended), loom, or hand tools (available separately). You will also want two tapestry needles and either fabric clips or clothes pins to complete the piece.
Finished dimensions for the woven tapestry are 3.5 by 10.5 inches. The kit makes one decorated pen holder.