Tapestry Weaving in a High-Warp Loom

A course by María Hernández
Textile Artist. Segovia, Spain.
On Domestika since 05/26/2020
, Textile Artist

Learn how to weave a decorative tapestry from scratch by combining different types of shapes, fabrics, and textures

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (73)
  • 1388 students
Tapestry Weaving in a High-Warp Loom

Learn how to weave a decorative tapestry from scratch by combining different types of shapes, fabrics, and textures

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (73)
  • 1388 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 19 Lessons (2h 56m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

If you want to learn how to weave with your own hands and explore the power of threads and colors, textile artist María Hernández is the right person to guide you through this adventure. As the creator of the Malatrama brand, María seeks to continue a millennial tradition of loom weaving, creating exclusive decorative pieces with natural fibers.

In this course, learn all the steps to weave your own tapestry, starting with the basic concepts of the high-warp loom, the creation of the design, the practice of the stitches, and the finishing touches. By the end, you will have explored everything you need to know about this traditional weaving technique to be able to create a 100% handmade decorative piece.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Tools, materials and basics
  • U3
    U3. We start our tapestry
  • U4
    U4. Finishing our tapestry
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Begin the course by getting to know María, her career in the field of textile arts, some of her most representative works, and her main influences.

In the second unit, see the tools, materials, and fibers that you need and the basic concepts of thecomb loom technique. Learn what warp, weft, and weave are, and get to know the different types of textures to give character to your piece.

Once you know the basic concepts of weaving, create the design of your tapestry. By combining simple geometric shapes, make a vase with flowers, the main component in your composition.

Maria helps you choose a color palette and prepare the frame to start weaving. First, work with straight lines and then with diagonals to create the jar. Then, weave volumetric circular shapes.

In the last unit, finish your tapestry, see how to take it out of the frame, and finish off all the loose threads. Finally, Maria gives you some tips to transform your piece into other objects and shows you different techniques to find your own style within this art.

What is this course's project?

Create a handcrafted tapestry with an embossed design, in which you will explore the basic geometric shapes using different types of fabrics and textures.

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Who is it for?

This course is for anyone interested in handicrafts who wishes to discover the world of textile art and experience this relaxing and pleasant craft.

What you need

To take this course you do not need any previous knowledge. In case you already have experience in this craft, you can take advantage of this course to discover new ideas and complement your knowledge.

As for materials, you will need a weaving frame (it can be a homemade one), wool or fibers to knit, cotton thread, a comb, wool needles, scissors, paper, a pencil, glue, and a piece of cardboard.


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María Hernández

A course by María Hernández

Textile Artist

Textile artist María Hernández has always been very fond of everything handmade. Her passion for handcrafted work took shape and color when, in 2015, she learned about weaving tapestries with a comb loom.

Little by little, her creations and techniques became her profession and, in 2019, she decided to show the world her creative contribution to textile art with the birth of her own brand, Malatrama.


  • U1


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

    Tools, materials and basics

    • Main tools
    • Knowing the fibers
    • Basic concepts
    • Types of ligaments
    • Types of textures
  • U3

    We start our tapestry

    • Tapestry design
    • Choice of color palette
    • The base of the tapestry 1
    • The base of the tapestry 2
    • Weaving the central motif of tapestry 1
    • Weaving the central motif of tapestry 2
    • Circles with volume 1
    • Circles with volume 2
  • U4

    Finishing our tapestry

    • Completion and finishing of tapestry 1
    • Completion and finishing of tapestry 2
    • Various applications and final tips
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Tapestry Weaving in a High-Warp Loom

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Tapestry Weaving in a High-Warp Loom. A Craft course by María Hernández

Tapestry Weaving in a High-Warp Loom

A course by María Hernández
Textile Artist. Segovia, Spain.
On Domestika since 05/26/2020
  • 100% Positive reviews (73)
  • 1388 students