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Trammed Tapestry

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Traditional trammed, or tramé, tapestry canvases are increadibly flexible since you can choose whatever background colour you want to match you decor. Also you can usually vary the size of the stitched area making them ideal for upholstery. Most designs can be trammed onto larger canvases if necessary for a particular project.

Some sophisticated trammed canvas have small areas pre-worked in petit point to bring out details in the design. Petit point is worked as the canvas is beng trammed by using the DUO canvas as a conventional weave canvas so each stitch is quarter the normal size.

Choosing your background colour

Most trammed canvases are supplied with the wool for the design area only leaving you free to choose any background colour you wish. Changing the background colour can completely transform the design. Dark colours are very traditional but light pastel shades can look fabulous too.

In designs where there are two distinct areas of background, such a floral wreaths, two different background colours can be used to enhance the design.

And of course there is no need to have just a plain background; regular patterns such as stripes or checks look great as well and are straightforward to lay out on the plain canvas.

If you are really feeling adventurous you could even add texture to the design by working the background in a canvaswork stitch such as mosaic stitch, brick stitch or hungarian stitch.


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