Tapestry is best weft to the experts

tapestryTapestry is a form of textile art traditionally woven on a vertical loom. It is composed of two sets of interlaced threads:

  • Those running parallel to the length (aka the warp) and;
  • Those parallel to the width (aka the weft).

Tapestry is a form of weft-faced weaving in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work. Conversely, cloth weaving  includes both the warp and the weft threads; which may be visible. Therefore, in tapestry weaving; weft yarns are typically discontinuous.

The tapestry artisan interlaces each coloured weft back and forth in its own small pattern area. The weft threads are usually wool or cotton, but may include silk, gold, silver, or other alternatives.

Based on this, it would appear that tapestry artists are anything but warped.

For further examples of Fiber/Fibre art see my Textiles page.

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