Update April 2019
Finally there has been some movement on this book. I am having Untangled: A Crafty Sheep’s Guide to Tapestry Weaving reprinted with a traditional printer. The first round with the print-on-demand printer did not go well in more ways than I even want to remember.
Though the struggles with this book have been long, it looks like it will be available again most likely in June in hardback form. Watch this page and my newsletter for details on when you can order your copy.
The book talks about concepts like weft tension, meet and separate, and split weft for straight lines. You'll find basics like how to make a butterfly and some excellent ideas for decreasing tails in your weaving.
It is not a comprehensive technique book (that is coming later). It is an adorable and fun look at a few tapestry tips. The illustrations are so great, you might want one for the children in your life.
Illustrations are done by Molly McNeece.
When will I be able to order Untangled?
I will have an announcement about this in late January, 2019. The book is finally going to print again in December 2018.
Can I learn all the basic tapestry techniques from this book?
No! This book is not a techniques book. I am writing one of those, but that 300-pager won’t be released until 2020 through a major US publisher. This book is a fun look at some important tapestry concepts with some very cute illustrations.
Why can’t I get this on Amazon?
This book is a wonderful little hardback. Amazon only sells paperbacks in this particular way. Publishing is complicated and for right now, this is my decision. You’ll have to order through the Craftysheeppress.com website.
the illustrator, Molly McNeece
Once upon a time in a workshop in Holland, Michigan, a student named Marg gave me an idea. She said, "Rebecca, why don't you put all these little tips into a book so we can have them all in one place?" That idea rolled around for quite awhile and a year or two later I was hanging out with my favorite children's book illustrator, artist, and art teacher, Molly McNeece, and it occurred to me that we could collaborate on this book and the results would be extraordinary.
Watch the video clip below to find out more about Molly and visit her website HERE.
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