Tag Archives: Yarns

Tied Weave – Summer & Winter, by Ans Drost

Ans Drost weaving

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.’

Knitting 100g Scarves

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hand-dyed Bluefaced Leicester Roving Yarn

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The new range of British Wool yarns are proving very popular with our customers – and our staff. Sales Manager at George Weil, Jo, couldn’t resist taking home two hanks of the Bluefaced Leicester Roving Yarn to dye and then knit up. Jo, like many of us, “can’t do with all that faffing about” and decided […]

Water Soluble Yarn for Weaving & Shibori

Dissolvable yarn

A 90 denier monofilament yarn which shrinks by 40% when placed in water at 40°C, and dissolves completely at 70°C. This yarn offers weavers exciting possibilities for experimentation. The water soluble yarn can be used to support a low strength warp or weft yarn, stabilise open weaves and create accurately placed holes. The low temperature for […]

Getting Started with Tapestry Weaving

Learn how to weave on a tapestry loom

Tapestry weaving is a relatively simple method of creating fabric for rugs, cushion covers and decorative wall hangings. The technique will appeal to the artist as the yarns can be used to ‘paint’ a picture across the supporting warp. A warp, which is the yarn on which the weaving will be suspended, is first wound […]

Paper Yarn for Weaving or Knitting

Paper yarns for weaving or knitting

Paper yarn is remarkably strong and can be used for weaving mats, screens, and window blinds. The finer, more flexible paper yarns can also be knitted. The image above left, shows two samples of paper yarn. The sample on the left shows a corded yarn which means the paper has been twisted (or spun) to […]

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