Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sunday Weaving Guidance: What thread to use in a warp

When deciding what yarn to use in your thread you must check its strength. 

To do this:

1. take a length (about a foot) of yarn between both hands.

2. Pull on the yarn till it snaps. If it seems to break easily it wont be suitable for a warp as it will start to snap when weaving.

Yarns that are smooth and untextured also work well in a warp. When yarns are textured they tend to snag, knot and snap more than a what a smooth yarn would. 

Any yarn can be used in the weft. 

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