Tapestry Crochet

by Anabel on 21/08/2006

in Paper+Mixed Media

This book have been written by Dr. Carol Ventura,professor of art(Tennesse Tech University).

Tapestry crochet is similar to regular crochet, except that one or more yarns are carried while another is crocheted. The finished pieces look woven instead of crocheted.It was traditionally a man’s craft in Guatemala, today both men and women make shoulder bags.

*More Tapestry Crochet is an update version of Carol´s first book. It includes an expanded history chapter, 14 graphs, 20 projects, and a survey of several natural fibers.

More info and link to free patterns to tapestry crochet here.

Este libro ha sido escrito por la Dra. Carol Ventura, profesora de arte en la Universidad de Tennesse Tech.

La técnica de Tapestry Crochet es similar al crochet regular salvo que uno o más hilos son arrastrados mientras otros son “crocheteados”. La pieza terminada parece tejida en vez de a crochet. Curiosamente ésta técnica era realizada por hombres artesanos en Guatemala, pero actualmente ambos,hombres y mujeren, tejen de este modo, especialmente en los famosos bolsos de esta zona.

*More Tapestry Crochet es una versión actualizada del primer libro de Carol. Éste incluye un amplio capítulo de historia , 14 gráficos, gráficos de patrones en papel, 20 proyectos, y un repaso a las fibras naturales .

Más información y patrones gratis de esta técnica aquí.

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1 Piniblú August 21, 2006 at 5:09 pm

This is awesome, I really like the result and the wide range of things you can produce with this technique. I don’t think I could do it, but the jewelry basket really deserves a try…


2 Deborah September 23, 2006 at 10:40 am

I have had a lot of fun using her patterns from both Carol Ventura’s books and patterns from her website. Being a Parental caregiver to my Mother doens’t give me a lot of time for much, but doing these patterns have really helped the stress.



3 Thomas October 16, 2006 at 12:36 pm

Apparently I have been creating tapestry crochet for quite a while. I have use this techique to create crochet versions of several pictures including baseball team logos, the MLB logo, and the University of Texas Longhorn. I have become obsessed, so It is nice to know that it has a name. I create the patterns by graphing them out on excel. It rocks!


4 Kathy December 5, 2006 at 4:34 am

I recently bought the new BHG Simply Creative Crochet 2006 and there is an article in it about this technique. This new to me but I’m attempting some of Ms. Ventura’s free projects before I decide if it’s something I want to do. I started today working on the pencil holder and so far so good. The only thing that I don’t like is the yarns twist and keeping my tension TIGHT; other than that it seems to be a simple process.

Thomas will you be sharing you’re techniques of graphing, I would love to be able to make my own patterns.


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