Tapestry Techniques on the Vasilisa and Mollie Whuppie Looms- Part 1

Video tutorial by Noreen Crone-Findlay showing some tapestry weaving techniques for the Vasilisa loom.
The following techniques are covered in this ‘how to’ video tute:
1- How to warp the Vasilisa (and Mollie Whuppie) loom
2- How to secure the lower edge
3- How to prepare for weaving by making a cartoon, and the protective layers of cardboard and plastic for the cartoon, then weaving in the shed stick
4- How to weave vertical lines using the ‘pick and pick’ technique
5- How to change colors to turn the vertical lines into checkerboard pattern
6- How to weave a circle motif in contrasting colors, showing how to weave up to the circle motif to create the supporting structure for it.
7- How to weave the circle in pick and pick technique
8- How to complete weaving the background
9- How to finish the upper edge
10- How to stitch the gaps closed

The Vasilisa loom is used in this video, but the techniques shown work just as well on the Mollie Whuppie and Thumbelina looms.

The Vasilisa, Mollie Whuppie and Thumbelina looms were designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay and are built by and available from Dewberry Ridge Looms.

This is the first in a series of videos showing techniques for weaving tapestry on the 3 Sisters (Thumbelina, Mollie Whuppie and Vasilisa) Looms.

Happy weaving!

And, here’s the video



Filed under Dewberry Ridge looms, Loom & looms & small loom weaving, Mollie Whuppie and Vasilisa looms, tapestry, Three Sisters Looms, tutorial & how to, video tutorial, weaving & handwoven

5 responses to “Tapestry Techniques on the Vasilisa and Mollie Whuppie Looms- Part 1

  1. Karen Cooper

    I’m so thankful you made a video. I am a visual learner and look forward to watching it today. My Vasilisa is beautifully made. I’m totally new to tapestry weaving. This will be a great supplement to the wonderful instructions that came with the loom.

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    • Hi Karen, Thank you so much for your kind comment 🙂 I am so pleased that you like your Vasilisa loom! I worked through many versions over several years to get her just right, and Gary McFarland of Dewberry Ridge looms has taken her to the pinacle! I love the Vasilisa, Mollie Whuppie and Thumbelina looms! 🙂 I am happy that you are pleased with the instructions- I worked long and hard on them, so it is lovely to hear that you like them! Yay! I wish you great happiness in your weaving!


  2. You are one very clever and creative woman!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: Tapestry Techniques- Part 2 woven on the Mollie Whuppie loom | Tottie Talks Crafts Blog

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