Tapestries hold their value because they are so painstaking to produce the sort of
artistic endeavor that makes perfect sense only for a monarchy with unlimited funds, time,
You first need an artist to sketch the design and a painter to turn that
sketch into an oil that is the same size as the tapestry. Skilled masters then weave the
tapestries using silk, wool, and sometimes gold or silver threads.
But above all you need patience because it will take a good weaver an entire day to
weave a surface about the size of the human hand
The term "Goblins" applies today indifferently to all kinds of tapestry.
They can as well be Low wrap Tapestries, High ones, Tapestry made with Jacquard mechanics
or of Tapestries stitched with needle named in US needlepoint. In these pages we present
to you the history of the manufacture which gave its name to the Tapestry and specify what
one understands by High wrap and Low wrap.
For tapestry needle-worked
(needlepoint), named Gobelins in many countries of the world, we suggest to visit
the web site which epitomize an interesting part of the Petit Point history