Needlepoint Canvas & Supplies in Tapestry

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Learn what types of needlepoint canvas and supplies are needed to create needlepoint tapestries in this free online video arts and crafts lesson.

Part of the Video Series: How to Needlepoint a Tapestry
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My name is Francie DeMun. I am speaking on behalf of Expert Village and I am a tapestry artist. I think that the first thing that I want to say is that I am an artist and I use the word tapestry to describe my work because it’s what is really evolved but tapestries are actually woven and these are not woven. I describe my work to people more as painting with wool. Actually a couple of hundred years ago in France there was a medium that was called woolies that was very much like what I do but at the moment I seem to be the only person that does it. My process is very similar to what a painter would do. I start with a blank canvas. In this case I use needlepoint canvas. It is a canvas that has a lot of little holes lined up. You can buy these canvases in different gages meaning different number of holes per inch. I use stitches using Scottish wools to do my images so it is more like painting. I guess one advantage of using wools rather than paint, I can take this anywhere I go. It’s not a mess.

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