Reviving Tapestry Art: Discover the Timeless Craft of Knitting!

Discovering the World of Tapestry Art


Hey there! I’m Rachel, a passionate artist who fell in love with tapestry art in primary school. Although my initial attempts were far from perfect (thanks to my kind neighbor for helping out ), I’ve grown immensely over the years. Now, I’m on a mission to spread the joy of this art and share my learnings with budding enthusiasts like you!

Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane. The ’70s and ’80s were the golden era of tapestries. Almost every household boasted a gorgeous piece hanging proudly. But over time, the trend faded. Today, only a few true aficionados remain. Yet, here we are, diving deep into this amazing world!

Unraveling the Magic: What Is Tapestry Art?

At its core, Tapestry Art is a mesmerizing form of textile art crafted manually on a loom. It’s characterized by weft-faced weaving, where warp threads stay hidden. This means, only the colorful weft threads showcase the design. Intricate patterns arise as the artisan weaves each colored weft in its designated area.

A Glimpse into Tapestry’s Past

The origins of tapestry are enigmatic, with very few ancient pieces surviving the sands of time. ️ Notable mentions include works from ancient Egypt, like pieces made with linen discovered in the tombs of Pharaohs such as Thutmose IV and the famed Tutankhamen. Another remarkable artifact is the Sampul tapestry, believed to be Hellenistic and repurposed to create a pair of trousers!

Tapestries from yesteryears had varied uses – from adorning walls to draping over furniture. European traditions primarily showcased one side, while some cultures, like the Chinese, created dual-sided masterpieces.

While primarily crafted with wool, linen, or cotton, tapestries sometimes glittered with threads of gold or silver. It’s vital to differentiate between tapestries and embroidery. Remember the iconic Bayeux Tapestry? It’s actually an embroidery!

Your Tapestry Journey Begins Here!

Looking to start your tapestry adventure? Here’s a beginner’s guide from yours truly, a seasoned needle pointe expert. And for those seeking inspiration, there are plenty of stunning tapestries available online. From kits that come with everything to ready-made beauties, the choices are endless!

Key Takeaways
Tapestry Art is a form of textile art woven on a loom.
It’s characterized by weft-faced weaving with hidden warp threads.
Historical tapestries ranged from wall hangings to furniture drapes.
Materials varied from wool and cotton to gold and silver threads.

Tapestry Art – Is It Still A Thing?

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