Introduction to Frame Loom Tapestry

A course by Diana Cunha
Textile Artist. Cascais, Portugal.
Joined November 2019
, Textile Artist

Learn how to create unique tapestry pieces from the basics to completion

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (223)
  • 4272 students

Learn how to create unique tapestry pieces from the basics to completion

Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (223)
  • 4272 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 21 lessons (3h 21m)
  • Available on the app
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Combining ancestral techniques to create contemporary pieces is one of the main approaches that Portuguese textile artist Diana Cunha uses for her work. Through her brand, Oficina 166, Diana is always looking for new materials and designs to experiment with visual languages and styles for her handmade decorative pieces.

In this course, create a tapestry using a frame loom, learning the main steps and techniques for creating shapes and incorporating textures and fringes. Diana shares with you her creative process from beginning to end: the first ideas, the assembly of the loom, the execution of the piece, the final touches, and the tapestry's optimal placement in a room.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Concepts and preparation
  • U3
    U3. Points
  • U4
    U4. Form
  • U5
    U5. We carry out our project
  • U6
    U6. Completion
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know Diana's career as a textile artist and see what her main influences are, as well as the content you will learn throughout the course.

Afterward, discover the materials and accessories that you can use to make your tapestry and learn about the different types of handlooms that exist. Following this, Diana explains the main tapestry concepts and teaches you how to thread the fabric on the loom step by step.

Learn the basic tapestry stitches: taffeta or Gobelin stitches, fringes, Soumak weave, and pick-and-pick, among others. Put them into practice, first in a showcase before moving on to the final piece.

Learn how to create geometric and organic shapes, as well as the correct way to apply the stitches learned previously.

Then, begin to build your final piece, from the assembly of the loom to the execution of the stitches, the application of textures, and the final touches. To do this, follow Diana's process and see how she combines and takes into account her references, the client's preferences, the place where the piece will be placed, and the budget in her design.

Finally, see how to take the piece out of the loom and the best way to hang it. Diana gives you some tips on taking the first steps in your career and starting your own business.

What is this course's project?

Create your own decorative tapestry using the techniques and stitches learned throughout the course.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Anyone who wishes to learn the technique of frame loom tapestry and all lovers of crafts and textile arts.

What you need

No previous knowledge is required to take this course.

As for the materials, you will need a frame loom, threads of different colors and thicknesses, tapestry needles, scissors, and cardboard.


4272 Students
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Diana Cunha

A course by Diana Cunha

Textile Artist

Diana Cunha is a textile artist who, after graduating in International Relations and working for 20 years in the banking sector, discovered her true passion for textiles. After taking some courses, she started to work with frame loom tapestry, macramé, and embroidery, developing her own visual language and style.

At the beginning of 2016, she created her brand Oficina 166, and at the end of 2017, she expanded her studio to work with a team of two people while teaching creative workshops and courses.

She has held two exhibitions in Lisbon and works with clients in several countries such as the United States, Luxembourg, Belgium, Angola, and Portugal.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Concepts and preparation

    • Choosing materials
    • Loom types and frame choice
    • Main concepts of the frame loom
    • Assemble the web on the loom
  • U3


    • Brake point
    • Taffeta stitch and fringes
    • Soumak Point
    • Pick n 'pick point
  • U4


    • Geometric Shapes
    • Organic shapes
  • U5

    We carry out our project

    • Definition of part design
    • Draft
    • Start building the part
    • Apply texture
    • Playing with fringes
    • Best points to finish the piece and shots
  • U6


    • Remove the piece from the loom
    • Tips for starting your own business
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Introduction to Frame Loom Tapestry

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Introduction to Frame Loom Tapestry. A Craft course by Diana Cunha

Introduction to Frame Loom Tapestry

A course by Diana Cunha
Textile Artist. Cascais, Portugal.
Joined November 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (223)
  • 4272 students