How do you choose warp and weft?
The higher the EPI – the more pixels you have to work with. Choose a really thick warp yarn to create wide warp channels. The warp channel within a weaving is created by the high compression of weft over the warp in tapestry. This is largely determined by the size of your warp.
Can you use the same yarn for warp and weft?
Usually, balanced plain weave, twills, and laces have a warp and weft yarn of the same or similar sizes. If you want to use 3/2 pearl cotton (three times thicker than 10/2 cotton) for the warp, you would need to sett it closer for a 10/2 weft than if you also used 3/2 as weft.
Is alpaca yarn good for weaving?
Soft and warm, this 3/10 alpaca is the fiber of choice for weavers looking for a touch of luxury in a special scarf, shawl, or blanket. Use as warp or weft on a rigid heddle or multi-shaft loom.
How far apart should warp threads be?
For a beginner, I recommend a loom with a warp spacing (sett) of 4 warp threads (ends) for every 2.5cm (4 ends per inch). This wide sett tends to cover quickly and will suit a range of materials and projects. This spacing will also allow for a finer sett of 8 ends per 2.5cm (8 ends per inch).
What are essential features of a good warp?
Warp yarn must be dust free and clean. Knots of a warp yarn should be minimum. Application of size materials on warp yarn should be standard and knots must be proper otherwise warp yarn face difficulties during passing into the eye. Arrangement of warp yarn in the weavers beam should be parallel.
What is cotton seine twine?
12/6 Cotton Seine Twine is a very tightly twisted yarn used for warp. It has very little stretch and stands up well to high tension, so it is frequently used as warp for tapestry weaving or rug weaving. It is also a good choice if you need to make your own string heddles.
What yarn do you weave with?
Cotton, linen, and wool are the most popular types of yarn used for weaving. Cotton in particular is very beginner-friendly since it’s affordable, strong, and not as stretchy. However, any type of yarn can be used for weaving.