My first book is ready to go! Untangled: A Crafty Sheep’s Guide to Tapestry Weaving is a darling hardcover book that I wrote with my cousin Molly McNeece. Molly is a children’s book illustrator, artist, and art educator in the Detroit public schools.
The book covers 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.
I will be fulfilling this book myself for the immediate future. That means that I will only be shipping it out once, or at most, twice a week. Please plan ahead! I will be offering media mail shipping and if you choose that option, remember that it is slow and combined with my twice-weekly shipping schedule, it could take as much as two weeks to get your book in the USA. Obviously if you choose priority shipping you’ll get it faster.
The shop will close from September 1 to 22
I will be away teaching and doing the photoshoot for my other book these dates and will be unable to fulfill orders. Please order by August 30 to ensure you get your copy before the shop closes.
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.
Will I be able to order internationally?
Yes. Many countries are set up for shipping. If you find you cannot order, please contact me with the country you’re in and I’ll see whether I can make it happen.
International shipping seems expensive. What can I do?
I know that shipping is expensive for such a small product. I have looked for other options and have found nothing less expensive. If you have friends nearby who also want a copy, consider going in on an order so you can split the shipping costs. I try to come as close as possible to my actual shipping costs when charging you.
Can I buy this book on Amazon?
No. Not right now. This book is in its first run. I have had a small printing of books made and when they’re gone, I’ll consider a reprint. For now, I’m offering it only to special people like you, so get your copy before they disappear.
I thought this book was a big techniques book. Can I return it?
Again, this book is NOT a comprehensive techniques book. It is a very cute 40-page hardcover book with some useful tips about tapestry weaving and adorable illustrations. In general, I do not accept returns and especially not for this reason. I provide returns on books only in the case of a damaged product which is unlikely since I pack them all myself!
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.
Interested in tapestry weaving? My weekly newsletter, Tapestry Picks, will give you heads up about new blog content, free resources, interesting events in the world of tapestry, and early notification for online classes and retreats. Sign up below.