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Introduction to Tapestry

A course by Poetryarn
Multidisciplinary Artist. Sevilla, Spain.
Joined May 2019
, Multidisciplinary Artist

Learn basic crochet stitches, design modern patterns and create unique pieces

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% Positive reviews (579)
  • 10276 students
Introduction to Tapestry

Learn basic crochet stitches, design modern patterns and create unique pieces

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% Positive reviews (579)
  • 10276 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 20 Lessons (2h 8m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Learning a traditional technique until it is mastered, and then generating original and contemporary pieces, is what multidisciplinary artist Angela Cayero does in her Poetryarn project. A brand, whose mission is to take bold designs of pattern to pieces woven with care through the technique of tapestry . Ángela brings vibrant colors and bold patterns to the traditional tapestry stitches, generating a unique style that combines fabric and poetry.

In this course, Ángela will teach you everything related to the technique of tapestry , from embroidery points and fabric directions, to the design of patterns and their correct reading. You will learn everything you need from this technique so that you can translate your creativity into original pieces, such as a reversible backpack.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Materials, general tips and basic crochet stitches for Tapestry
  • U3
    U3. Fabric directions and pattern design
  • U4
    U4. Our Final Project: Reversible Backpack
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will meet Poetryarn, or rather, the creator behind the project, Ángela Cayero. You will discover what has moved her there, some curiosities about her, and her artistic influences.

To start, you will review the materials you will need both for knitting tapestry and for designing your patterns and Ángela will give you some general tips To face the following lessons.

In tapestry there are only four basic points. You will learn to make the basic crochet stitch, the chain; the second basic point necessary to perfect the fabric in tapestry , the satin point; and the crucial ones, the low point and Angela's favorite: the high point.

You will see the basic directions and put them into practice, so that you know what results they will bring to your work. You'll learn the ones you're probably going to use the most: the round trip and the tube. Then you will see how to apply these techniques to knit in two colors.

You will go one step further, identify and start designing patterns (or patterns) even and odd. Ángela will teach you her method and will give you resources to guide you both in her reading and in her design.

Finally, you will take the patterns of the paper to the tapestry to create the final fabric and create your own piece: a reversible backpack. You will start by weaving the main parts of the piece from the chains to the full turns and then make the base structure. Then, you will make the clips, sew the reversible zipper and put on your backpack some adjustable handles.

With these techniques you will be able to face any project of tapestry that you propose.

What is this course's project?

You will make a reversible backpack with the technique of tapestry : on one side you will have a pattern that you will have created by repetition and on the other side, by words. Both sides will have different colors to get two backpacks in one.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To fashion designers, decorators, illustrators, artists or any creative person who wants to apply the design of patterns or the tapestry to their creations, to make them an original bet and different.

What you need

You do not need knowledge in tapestry or crochet, because you will start from scratch. However, predisposition and motivation are required.

As for materials, you will need 2 or 3 2.5 mm spinning cones, a 1.75 mm crochet hook, a 25 cm reversible double lane zipper, 4 3.5 cm carabiners rings, 2 metal parts to regulate handles. 2 meters of 2.5 cm handles, one meter, a round-pointed needle, a sewing needle, transparent sewing thread, pins and scissors. For the design of the pattern : graphite pencil, markers (not essential) eraser and templates for drawing patterns (Angela will attach them for you to download and draw on them).


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A course by Poetryarn

Multidisciplinary Artist

Ángela (Poetryarn) is a multidisciplinary artist. He studied graphic design, artistic photography, fashion and social work - career that did not end due to his involvement as co-founder of Sacocharte, creative company precursor of the handmade movement in Spain in 2009 -.

Currently, her main project and strongest commitment is Poetryarn, where Ángela designs original and explosive patterns to apply them with the [i]tapestry technique. In addition, he has published a book of pattern and texts, which will soon be on his website, and on digital platforms in Spain and Latin America.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What are we going to do in the course?
  • U2

    Materials, general tips and basic crochet stitches for Tapestry

    • Materials
    • General Tips
    • Chain stitch
    • Slip stitch
    • Single stitch
    • High stitch
  • U3

    Fabric directions and pattern design

    • Tissue directions
    • Round trip
    • Tube
    • Knit with 2 colors in round trip and tube 1
    • Knit with 2 colors round trip and tube 2
    • Pattern design
  • U4

    Our Final Project: Reversible Backpack

    • Start knitting
    • Sew the bases
    • Clips
    • Rack mount
    • Adjustable handles
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Reversible backpack in Tapestry

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Introduction to Tapestry. A Craft course by Poetryarn Best Seller

Introduction to Tapestry

A course by Poetryarn
Multidisciplinary Artist. Sevilla, Spain.
Joined May 2019
  • 96% Positive reviews (579)
  • 10276 students