Hi, I am New to the group

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
Reply to
Sheila Street
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.
Reply to
Joan Erickson
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
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?
Reply to
mirjam
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 to 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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