Tag Archives: Yarns

Bluefaced Leicester Roving Knitted

Bluefaced Leicester Roving Dyed and Knitted

We thought you may like to see what Jo did with the super soft Bluefaced Leicester Roving yarn she hand dyed using H Dupont dyes. Jo decided to knit the yarn to make a snood. She knitted the wool into a large square and then sewed up two of the opposite sides. The opening of […]

Weaving and Knitting Yarns

Venne Merino Bio Wool Yarn

The value of a length of woven material lies primarily in the time taken in design, loom preparation, the weaving and the fabric finishing. The cost of the weaving yarn is generally a very small proportion of the final value. At first sight there is a huge range of yarns available to the hand loom […]

Knitting 100g Scarves

If you’ve never knitted before DO NOT be alarmed! All these scarves were knitted with the basic knit stitch using 100g hanks of yarn and the people that knitted are novices to the craft. Why not join in by learning to cast-on your first stitch. Once you become more confident you can begin experimenting with […]

Tied Weave – Summer & Winter, by Ans Drost

Complex weaver, Ans Drost, emailed these photographs of the weavings she has achieved on her Lout Megado loom. Ans says of the image below ‘the same pattern in a different colour. It is still done in tied weave, Summer and Winter. The yarn is 5/2 cotton. I do like this colour better.’

Sleying the Reed with the Autodenter

The autodenter is most helpful for sleying the reed when threading the warp onto the weaving loom back-to-front. You can work left-to-right or right-to-left across the reed, whichever your handedness prefers. The autodenter Looking at the autodenter you will see that it is made of two distinct parts, a wooden handle with two short metal […]

Beginning Spinning

Learning how to spin yarn

The transformation of fibre into a yarn is a very satisfying process. Once the techniques have been mastered, it is very gratifying to watch a yarn form on the hand spindle or spinning wheel bobbin. There is an abundance of information available for beginners. The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers is an […]

Choosing a Spinning Wheel

Choosing a spinning wheel

Defining how you will use your Spinning Wheel is the key to a successful choice. The three main pointers are discussed in general terms below. First, decide on how much travelling the spinning wheel will do. Is it being carried around and taken by car and by air? Consider also whether the wheel will be […]

Tapestry Weavings from Dulwich College Preparatory School

dulwich school weaving

Sue Noble from Dulwich College Preparatory School sent us these great pictures of weavings made by the 7 to 9 year old boys who attend her popular club. The boys have been very creative using the chunky coloured wool yarns from Traub. Here are some examples of their work

Knitted Scarves by Jo Barrell

Jo's scarf

Hand-dyed, Silk Boucle Scarf Jo’s hand-dyed Italian Silk Boucle knitted scarf was featured on page 15 of the 2006 Fibrecrafts Catalogue (pictured here, below). She dyed the yarn using the microwave method of low water immersion dyeing with acid dyes before knitting it into this pretty scarf. Slub Yarn Scarf Jo, who works here at […]

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