Hand Weaving Supplies: A Free Weaving Yarn Guide

When purchasing weaving supplies and selecting yarn for weaving, isn’t it true that one of the FIRST things you need to know is sometimes the LAST thing you find out. There’s nothing more frustrating than weaving happily along only to realize that you are about to run out of warp before you’ve woven the length you need! When you find an enticingly soft and lustrous skein at the yarn store, the label lists the knitting gauge, but how do you determine how that same yarn is going to respond to weaving and wet-finishing? Will it bloom, fill, or shrink?

 

To avoid unnecessary guesswork and to help make the most of those beautiful yarns, the experts at WT have put together this useful eBook to ensure your success in selecting the perfect weaving yarns and hand weaving supplies. Start with an article providing valuable tips for weaving with yarn, including how to allow for loom waste and take-up. Then learn about designing with a new yarn for either a 2-shaft project or 4-shaft project, or start on the scarf pattern that we’ve included. Finally, take a look at our must-have guide to yarn for every weaver, including details on ends per inch, conversions, a reed chart, and more.

 

 

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What’s inside?

There is nothing more frustrating than running out of warp before you reach the woven length you need! Now is your chance to download these invaluable weaver’s yarn guides and tips for avoiding weaving mishaps. The yarn charts, tables, and measuring techniques included in these free guides will help ensure your weaving success.

The three helpful tutorials included in this downloadable eBook will appeal to both novice and experienced weavers alike!  Whether you are new to weaving yarns or are a skilled weaver who has been looking for some great tips and helpful resources, you’ll appreciate the information (and the free scarf pattern) included in this free eBook.

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How Much Yarn Do You Need?

 

As every weaver knows, there is nothing worse than happily weaving along and suddenly realizing that you are about to run out of warp (or weft) before you’ve reached the woven length you need. And then, worse yet, to find out that the yarn you need no longer exists. This is every weaver’s nightmare! Included in this free eBook are helpful strategies for determining loom waste, calculating warp length, and formulating the percentage of weft take-up to ensure you don’t come up short in your endeavors.

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A Guide to Designing for Weaving With a New Yarn by Marilyn Murphy

 

You’re in the yarn shop surveying the vast selection of yarn and begin stroking a wonderfully soft skein. The gauge is listed on the label, which is helpful for knitters, but you’re looking for the perfect yarn for weaving. Without a yarn guide geared towards weaving, it’s hard to predict how this beautiful yarn will behave during wet-finishing. Will it bloom, full, or shrink? Marilyn Murphy walks you through step-by-step instructions for determining wraps per inch, how to weave a sample, and methods for washing a sample to assess fulling and to measure shrinkage. She’s also included a beautiful woven scarf pattern to use on either a 2-shaft or 4-shaft loom.

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A Weaver’s Guide to Yarn

 

This free yarn guide is a must-have for every craft enthusiast! Besides listing yarn weight and ends-per-inch for a variety of fibers including wool, silk, linen, rayon, blends, and bamboo, you’ll also find a "Reed Chart", a "Knitting-yarn directory", and a "Count System" for determining yardage. If you love weaving with yarn and enjoy experimenting with different fibers, then don’t miss the opportunity to download this eBook.

These projects are great for all kinds of weavers.

Along with this FREE eBook, you’ll also receive a free membership to our Weaving Today community. Your membership provides you access to our free projects library, our weaving community blogs, and our email newsletter with all sorts of tips, tricks and more free projects!