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Definition of a tapestry. How to recognise a good tapestry. Where to find the most famous tapestries. Glossary

 
Where and when the first tapestries were created. How they developed in Europe. History and development of weaving techniques.
 
Detailed descriptions and pictures which illustrate the process from the yarn to the finished tapestry.
 
Advice and techniques on how to look after tapestries. How to avoid the most common mistakes.
 
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Glossary

 

 

Border

 

Decoration which surrounds the centre part of a tapestry

Creel

 

Device holding the cones which feed the warp in several orderly rows

Yarn

 

Spun product made up of several similar or mixed textile fibres, brought together by twisting them

Warp stop motion

 

Loom device which stops it immediately there is a breakage of the warp yarn

Heald

 

Device which raises or lowers the warp yarns to allow the weft to pass between them

Shuttle

 

The part of the loom which has inside it the spool of weft yarn which passes between the warp yarns

Warp

 

Altogether the yarns which form the width or the length of a cloth, they are all stretched on the loom

Warping machine

 

Machine which prepares the warp

Bobbin

 

Cop around which the yarn is wound

Bobbin

 

Yarn spool which is inserted into the shuttle to weave

Beam

 

Wooden or metal cylinder on which the warp yarns are wound

Loom

 

Machine which produces cloth by weaving two elements perpendicular to each other: the warp and the weft

Weft

 

Yarn, which in the cloth is positioned horizontally to the warp, and which interlaces with the warp during weaving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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