Circular Tapestry: Design Patterns and Accessories

A course by Poetryarn
Multidisciplinary artist. Sevilla, Spain.
On Domestika since 05/20/2019
, Multidisciplinary artist

Get started in this textile technique and learn the key concepts for weaving your own fashion complements

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (43)
  • 1233 students
Circular Tapestry: Design Patterns and Accessories

Get started in this textile technique and learn the key concepts for weaving your own fashion complements


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (43)
  • 1233 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 13 Lessons (2h 18m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Through the practice of the tapestry technique, you can weave custom-made accessories, among them your own bag. With the help of Ángela Cayero, the artist behind Poetryarn, learn the keys to design and make your own patterns step by step and apply them to a range of products.

In her first course, Introduction to Tapestry, she introduces you to the technique and, in this one, she teaches you the keys to making circular tapestry, both the stitches and how to design your own circular patterns. Using Ángela's process and tips, create a multifunctional piece, a circular bag that you can wear as a shoulder bag or as a waist bag.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Key Lessons and Materials
  • U3
    U3. Design your garment: the perfect combination
  • U4
    U4. Join and finish the part
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Meet Ángela, the artist behind Poetryarn, as she shows you her influences and what she is drawn to creatively. In addition, she presents you with the best materials for creating a circular bag, which will be your final project.

Start learning the key aspects to weave any circular pattern with tapestry and create a magic circle by seeing the main stitches of the technique. Discover what loops are and how to work with them, how to enlarge pieces, how to weave by closing each turn, and how to work with several threads at once.

Learn how to interpret the circular diagrams, how to design patterns using colored cells, and how they are formed based on repetition wedges. Ángela shows you the best combinations to create a good piece and tells you which stitch is best depending on the polygon you use in your design.

Next, it’s time to go from paper to fabric. Begin to weave your circular pattern step by step, putting into practice everything you have learned. Join both sides of your bag by sewing through the loops, sew on the zipper, mount the adjustable handle, and add the decorations.

By the end of this course, you will have created a contemporary and multifunctional piece to suit you and will be able to design any circular piece you want.

What is this course's project?

Create a circular bag, designed to be used in different ways, either as a shoulder bag or as a waist bag.

Who is it for?

For people who believe in a different and sustainable kind of fashion, for those who want to create their own garments and accessories by hand, and who have a strong artistic character.

What you need

You will not need any previous knowledge of tapestry, but crochet basics will come in handy. You will definitely need high doses of motivation to create an original piece that represents your style.

As for materials, you’ll need a pencil, an eraser, and colored pencils. For the final project, two woolen balls of 2.5 mm thick thread, a 1.75 mm needle, a two-sided zipper (one that separates into two parts), around 1 meter of cotton for the backpack, two carabiners, a backpack zipper (of the same width of the strip), a sewing needle, and thread.


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Ángela Cayero (Poetryarn) is a multidisciplinary artist who studied graphic design, artistic photography, fashion, and social work—a career that she did not finish due to her involvement as co-founder of Sacocharte, a creative company that was a precursor of the DIY movement in Spain in 2009.

Currently, her main project is Poetryarn, where she designs original and bursting patterns, to be applied with the tapestry technique. She has also published a book of patterns and texts, which will soon be available on her website and various digital platforms.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

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

    Key Lessons and Materials

    • materials
    • Magic circle
    • Knit in a spiral and closing each round: loops
    • Increases, read diagrams and knit with two colors
  • U3

    Design your garment: the perfect combination

    • The Ultimate Pattern Design: Interpretation
    • The perfect combination: essential tips
    • From paper to tissue
  • U4

    Join and finish the part

    • Sew back bartacks
    • Knit side, sew zipper and sew side to bag
    • Assemble handle
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Circular Tapestry: Design Patterns and Accessories

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Circular Tapestry: Design Patterns and Accessories. A Craft course by Poetryarn

Circular Tapestry: Design Patterns and Accessories

A course by Poetryarn
Multidisciplinary artist. Sevilla, Spain.
On Domestika since 05/20/2019
  • 100% Positive reviews (43)
  • 1233 students