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Rug Yarns


Borgs Weaving Yarn
Sweden’s Borgs is a good source for weaving yarns, including linens, wools, rug warp and rug weft.

Crescent Moon Fibers Mill and Shop
In addition to their fiber processing services, Crescent Moon also carries yarns suitable for rug warp, such as Scottish Blackface.

Halcyon Yarn
Halcyon is a mail-order supplier of handknitting, machine knitting and weaving yarns. Spinning fibres, rug wools and rug-hooking kits are also available.

Hemp Textiles Int.
Hemp Textiles Int. is a wholesale supplier of hemp spinning fibres and yarns.

MacAusland’s Woollen Mills Ltd.
This family-owned spinning mill produces wool yarns in several weights: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 ply.

R and M Yarns
R & M has an ever changing selection of mill-end wool, cotton, rayon and acrylic yarns, suitable for machine knitting and weaving.

Robin and Russ Handweavers Inc.
Robin & Russ has been in the handweaving business since the end of WWII. They carry a wide selection of interesting weaving yarns too numerous to list fully on their website.

Yarn Barn
The Yarn Barn has lots of wool, rug yarns, warp, cottons and linens in addition to their weaving equipment.

Webs Yarn Merchant
Webs has a wide selection of specialty yarns designed for the handweaver, ranging from rayon chenille, to mohair and wool blends.

Handwoven Rugs

Catalogne Rugs

Wagon Wheel Rugs

Doubleweave Rugs

Rug Patterns

Weaving Books: Rag Rugs

Making Rag Rugs: 15 Step-by-Step Projects
Step-by-step instructions for 15 rugs that are hooked, prodded, clipped, or braided.
UK: Making Rag Rugs

The Rag Rug Handbook
Rag rugs from basic information to drafts for 20 traditional two- and four-shaft patterns.
UK:Rag Rug Handbook

The Braided Rug Book: Creating Your Own American Folk Art
The classic guide to an enduring American craft – Beginners will learn about wools and other materials, how to care for finished rugs, and how to recognize a quality rug.
UK: Braided Rug Book

..more Handweaving books..

Organic Yarns

Naturally coloured Foxfibre cotton yarn, woven in crackle.

Organic wool and handspun yarns and unique handwoven products.

madder yarn

Bodega Pastures Sheep>
Bodega Pastures uses sustainable ranching practices in the raising of their flock. Organically grown fleece is available: Churro, Columbia, Corriedale and Romney.

Conventional Cotton Statistics
Some compelling reasons to consider going organic in your textile pursuits.

Hemp Textiles Int.
Hemp Textiles Int. is a wholesale supplier of hemp spinning fibres and yarns.

The Organic Cotton Exhibit
A presentation of many compelling reasons why you should go organic.

Organic Style: Wool
From the Organic Style magazine, an article about the new fashion trend of organic wool clothing. The article includes a hand-knitted scarf pattern.

The Organic Cotton Site
A site dedicated to farmers, manufacturers, retailers and others who are devoted to making organic cotton a viable alternative.

Spring Creek Organic Farm
Award winning, natural coloured organic Romney sheep are raised with the weaver, spinner or fibre artist in mind. The fleece are hand skirted to assure a clean fleece, free of vegetation.

Vreseis Ltd.
Cottons that grow in natural colours of greens and browns are grown organically. Spinning fibre and yarns have been spun in various weights, 18/2, 10/2, 4/4 and chenille yarns, for knitting and weaving.

Organic Dyes

Mushroom and Fungi Dyes
Natural Dyes

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