Woolsey By Loom & Spindle - Purple

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Woolsey By Loom & Spindle - Purple

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Loom & Spindle welcomes a fresh new palette of bright rainbow hues to our inaugural yarn range Woolsey, A Weaving Yarn.

Carefully considered and selected specifically for tapestry weaving, Woolsey is a 100% wool yarn with a single ply construction and moderate twist.

These elements come together to produce a smooth inelastic yarn ideal for tapestry style weaving where a dense and cohesive fabric is desired.

With its quick and easy coverage, Woolsey is ideal for tapestry inspired weaving projects destined for wall décor and home furnishings.

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THE YARN

FIBRE CONTENT: 100% Wool
NET WEIGHT: 100g (3.5oz)
APPROX. YARDAGE: 146m (160yd)
YARN WEIGHT EQUIVALENT: 10ply/Aran
CONSTRUCTION: Single ply, light twist
ORIGIN: Made in USA
CARE: Cold hand wash (see notes below)

PROJECTS

 Where multi-ply yarns can shadow and dull the surface of the tapestry fabric, Woolsey’s defining single ply construction helps to reduce these dulling effects encouraging a smooth bright fabric surface.

When woven at our suggested gauge Woolsey produces a clear and well-defined weave ideal for working shapes and textural stitches.

With our recommended warp sett of 4-6 epi (16-24ends/10cm) Woolsey covers quickly and predictably making it a great choice for beginner weavers.

 

GAUGE SUGGESTIONS

The gauge information given below are suggestions to provide guidance when planning your projects. We always recommend that you swatch prior to starting to determine a configuration that results in the ideal fabric and hand feel for your project.

TAPESTRY WEAVING (WEFT FACED WEAVES)
4-6 epi (16-24ends/10cm) using a cotton warp.
Coverage, approximately 10-15 meters (11-16y) per 10cm x 10cm (4" x 4") woven in plain weave.

KNITTING
18 stitches over 10cm, using 5mm needles (4 ½ stitches per inch, US size 8 needles).

CROCHET
16-20 stitches over 10cm, using 3.5-4.5mm hook ( 4-5 stitches per inch, US size E-4 to G-7 hook).

WEAVING FOR YARDAGE (BALANCED WEAVES)
Not recommended with this yarn.

 

FINISHING

Being a 100% wool yarn, Woolsey will bloom when heat and water are applied. For projects destined for use or wear that will at some point require blocking or washing, we recommend swatching and submitting the sample to these scenarios to analyse the effects. 

For tapestry projects that require blocking to set the fibres we suggest a light steam using the steam function on a cool iron. 

For hand knit and crochet pieces we recommend hand washing Woolsey in cool water using a mild detergent or wool wash. Then rinsing thoroughly. Roll gently in a towel to remove excess water, do not twist or wring. Lay flat to dry.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

We have done our best to represent the colour and texture of this product as accurately as possible. Please note that some devices may display colours differently than intended.

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