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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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The Technique


We have seen before that the Jacquard machine ordered the setting to lift or lower the single looms.

The threads partly lifted and lowered make up the "warp mouth", trough which the single weft (horizontal yarn) is put.


Manufacture of a fabric

Manufacture of a border


This lifting, lowering and insertion process is continually repeated until is reached the prearranged number of shedding to make the tapestry or the border.

Detail of a tapestry during the weaving

Manufacture of a tapestry with shuttle
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