Hand Weaving Supplies: A Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Weaving with Yarn

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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. Download this free guide to weaving supplies and learn about choosing, designing, and weaving with yarn.


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Don't come up short! Download this free eBook to get useful tips and helpful weaving yarn guides.

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! Plus, along with this free guide to weaving materials/weaving yarns, you'll also receive a free membership to our community. This membership provides you with access to our free projects library, blogs, and newsletter; plus you'll gain the help and support of thousands of weavers of all abilities. What are you waiting for? Download this free eBook to get started!

What's inside?

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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Yarn Guide: Article #1

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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Yarn Guide: Article #2

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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Yarn Guide: Article #3

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.

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and yarns for weaving today!

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With this helpful set of articles you'll discover valuable tips for weaving yarn, determining loom waste, understanding take-up length, and using wraps to determine sett, plus enjoy a free woven scarf pattern by Marilyn Murphy. The final article we've included in this eBook is sure to be your new favorite guide to weaving materials. You'll want to keep a copy of this amazingly helpful yarn guide close by when shopping for silk, rayon, cotton, tencel, or bamboo yarns for weaving. It includes a handy easy-to-read conversion chart, information on yarn weight and ends per inch, using wrap to determine sett, a count system for determining yardage, and a Reed chart.

Along with this free tutorial, you will also receive a free membership to our onlinecommunity! Your free membership includes:

  • Access to our free article and project library filled with great ideas, instructions to download, and more incredible weaving instruction

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Prevent those unnecessary weaving calamities and download all three informative guides to yarn for weaving today!

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