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My name is Sheila, hello everyone. I am also new to weaving and have a yarn
 question.  I want to weave tapestries. What are some good yarns for the wa
rp on wall hangings? Is wool the best yarn for warp and should it be 2 or 3
 ply? Lasting can 100% wool for knitting be used as the warp.  There is a y
arn shop where I live but they  have yarn for knitting and crochet, with no
 experience with weaving yarns.  I am thinking if it is wool it is probably
 fine.  I have read that Brown Sheep brand is good, has anyone used it?
Thanks for any help.
Sheila

Re: Hi, I am New to the group
On 11/25/2013 10:34 AM, Sheila Street wrote:
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First of all, Welcome to the group, Sheila!

I'm sorry I can't help you with your question since I'm not a weaver but  
I notified Mirjam (from Israel) that your question was posted.  She's  
done lots of weaving.  I'm sure she will be checking in here soon to help.

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Re: Hi, I am New to the group
On Monday, December 2, 2013 6:45:44 PM UTC+2, Joan Erickson wrote:
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Thnak you Jaon for telling me about Sheila`s question , i have not read here for a long time  
mirjam  

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On 12/11/2013 10:47 PM, mirjam wrote:
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I just hope she comes back to check your response!

Thanks, Mirjam!

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Re: Hi, I am New to the group
On Tuesday, December 24, 2013 1:14:41 AM UTC+2, Joan Erickson wrote:
You are welcoome Joan  
and a very Happy creative 2014 to you  
mirjam > >
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Re: Hi, I am New to the group
On Monday, November 25, 2013 6:34:11 PM UTC+2, Sheila Street wrote:
Hallo Sheila , i have used knitting wools foe weaving, [as well as ropes co
ttons, man made threads, even plastics rags etc ,, etc,,,  
It is hard for me to comment about the wools in your country,  
If you want to weave a `classic tapestry` ? do you want it to be Weft faced
 ? than you might consider using strong cotton for the warp, and wools for  
the weft .  
I like both my warp and weft to be seen thus use the same materials for the
 warp and weft.  
Look in your library for a good weaving book  

mirjam  



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rn question.  I want to weave tapestries. What are some good yarns for the  
warp on wall hangings? Is wool the best yarn for warp and should it be 2 or
 3 ply? Lasting can 100% wool for knitting be used as the warp.  There is a
 yarn shop where I live but they  have yarn for knitting and crochet, with  
no experience with weaving yarns.  I am thinking if it is wool it is probab
ly fine.  I have read that Brown Sheep brand is good, has anyone used it?
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Re: Hi, I am New to the group
On Monday, November 25, 2013 at 5:34:11 PM UTC+1, Sheila Street wrote:
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rn question.  I want to weave tapestries. What are some good yarns for the  
warp on wall hangings? Is wool the best yarn for warp and should it be 2 or
 3 ply? Lasting can 100% wool for knitting be used as the warp.  There is a
 yarn shop where I live but they  have yarn for knitting and crochet, with  
no experience with weaving yarns.  I am thinking if it is wool it is probab
ly fine.  I have read that Brown Sheep brand is good, has anyone used it?
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Hello Sheila,  
I am also new here just the other day in fact.  
I see you are wanting to do tapestries, it depends a lot on what you want t
o do as to what wool to use.  
I used chunky yarn on wall hangings and they turned out superb.  
You can use DK if you use more than one strand if you are using a loom.  
You can also do wall hangings without a loom and use a darning needle.  
All best wishes.
Vicky.

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