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Cotton

How to Mordant Cotton and Linen
A recipe for mordanting cotton and linen yarns for use in natural dyeing.

Cotton Boll Clip Art
Pictures of cotton bolls, and balls of yarn.

Cotton Gin Clip Art
Pictures of a cotton gin.

Crackle Weave
Naturally coloured Foxfibre cotton yarn, woven in crackle.

Twill Tea Towels
8/2 cotton tea towels woven in twill blocks.

Twill and Tabby Towels
Tea towels woven with hemp and cotton yarns

Borgs Weaving Yarn
Sweden’s Borgs Vavgarner has a wide range of cotton yarns in stunning colours: 2/2 to 30/2, velour, moppyarn, yarns for warp and weft.

Colinette Textile Alchemy
Colinette has an extraordinary selection of hand-dyed cotton yarns in several weights.

Cotton Clouds
Cotton Clouds has been shipping cotton blend yarns all over the world for 15 years to weavers, knitters and crocheters.

Cotton in the Middle Ages
David Drickman writes an interesting brief about the historical use of cotton.

Curl Bros.
Curl Bros provides some interesting facts about cotton as well as supplying 2/8, 4/8, 8/8 and Perle mercerized cotton yarns in 43 bright colours using top quality colourfast dyes.

Department of Textiles
The Smithsonian Institution, has an exhibit about spinning and weaving, focusing on the various fibres: mineral, vegetable, animal and the byssus.

Foxfibre Naturally Coloured Cotton –
Sally Fox’s naturally coloured, organic cotton.

Halcyon Yarn
Halcyon is a mail-order supplier of handknitting, machine knitting, crochet and weaving yarns and spinning fibres. They have over 100 varieties of yarn specially dyed to their own colour palette.

Nordic Studio
Nordic Studio imports yarns from Sweden and Norway including cottolin, cotton rug warp and Eqyptian cotton yarns.

R & 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
Robin and Russ might have the cotton yarns you are looking for, even if you don’t see it all on their website.

Svalan
A Swedish site that has woven items as well as Poppana and other yarns. An email address is supplied, so you can write to them in English, requesting information on their yarns.

Vreseis Ltd.
Vresies is a retail and wholesale supplier for Sally Fox’s naturally coloured, organic cotton yarns in chenille, 4/4, 10/2 and 18,2 weights as well as cotton sliver.

Weavers Loft
Weavers Loft has a good selection of cotton yarns: rug warp, organic, mercerized and unmercerized and loopers.

Webs Yarn Merchant
Webs supplies their own blends of specialty yarns ranging from cottons, rayon chenille, to mohair and wool blends.

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

Spinning Cotton from a Seed

You Tube – Cotton Spindle Spinning

Handweaving Books: Beginner Weaving

Key to Weaving: A Textbook of Hand-Weaving Techniques and Pattern Drafts for the Beginning Weaver
A definitive guide to handloom weaving: step-by-step instructions, intricacies of color, fiber and how to use them effectively.
UK: Key to Weaving

Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave: 45 Stylish Designs for the Modern Home
A collection of 45 different furnishing textiles: colorful blankets, fanciful table runners, classic curtains, and embroidered hand towels.
UK: Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave

more Handweaving books..

Hand Weaving Patterns

 

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Chenille Yarns: chenille

How to Finish Rayon or Cotton Chenille
Finishing techniques for completing a rayon or cotton chenille scarf or throw.

How to weave with chenille.

chenille warp

Colinette Textile Alchemy
Colinette has an extraordinary selection of hand-dyed yarns including a D.K. weight of cotton chenille.

Cotton Clouds
Cotton Clouds does the work for you. They offer ready-to-weave kits for making Chenille shawls.

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

Robin and Russ Handweavers Inc.
Robin & Russ is a good source for weaving yarns, including chenille. Ordering their catalog is recommended as all the yarns aren’t displayed on the website.

Swicofil
Swicofil is a wholesale supplier of European chenille and novelty yarns.

Webs Yarn Merchant
Webs is a mail-order supplier of yarns for weavers and knitters. They carry both solid and space-dyed chenille yarns.

Yarns Plus
A cybershop specializing in handpainted and dyed rayon chenille yarns.

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Beginner Weaving – Table of Setts: blsetts

The sett of your cloth can vary, depending on your yarn and the desired drape of your fabric. Below is a table of recommended setts. To achieve the correct result, it is best to sample. Weave a small section, and wash your sample before continuing with your project.

bamboo reed

Weaving Setts for Cotton Yarns

COTTON (840) YPP Tabby – Loose – EPI Tabby – Firm – EPI Twill – EPI
3/2 1200 ypp 10 14 18
5/2 2100 ypp 12 16 18
8/2 3360 ypp 20 24 28
8/4 1680 ypp 14 16 18
10/2 4200 ypp 24 27 30
10/3 2800 ypp 20 22.5 24
16/2 6720 ypp 28 30 32
20/2 8400 ypp 30 32 36
20/3 5600 ypp 22 24 28
20/6 2800 ypp 20 22.5 24
24/2 10080 ypp 30 36 40
24/3 6720 ypp 28 30 32
30/3 8400 ypp 30 32 36

Interweave Books
Time to Weave Elegant Projects
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Weavers Companion
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Designing and Weaving with Blocks
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Weaving Setts for Linen Yarns

LINEN (300) YPP Tabby – Loose – EPI Tabby – Firm – EPI Twill – EPI
7/1 2100 ypp 20 22.5 25
10/1 3000 ypp 24 27 30
12/1 3600 ypp 25 28 32
12/2 1800 ypp 20 22 24
14/2 2100 ypp 20 22.5 25
18/2 2700 ypp 22.5 24 27
20/2 3000 ypp 24 26 30
30/2 4500 ypp 28 30 32
40/2 6000 ypp 32 36 45
50/3 5000 ypp 35 37.5 45
16/4 2420 ypp 8 12 12

Weaving Setts for Silk Yarns

SILK YPP Tabby – Loose – EPI Tabby – Firm – EPI Twill – EPI
20/10 950 ypp 7 8
20/6 1500 ypp 10 12 14
12/2 2950 ypp 18 20 22
20/2 5000 ypp 24 26 28
30/2 7500 ypp 30 32 34-36
60/2 15,000 ypp 60 64 66-70
120/2 30,000 ypp 120 124-128 132-140

Other Conversion Charts
Table of Setts

Crochet Hook Sizes
A table for conversion of crochet hook sizes: metric, US and UK.

Knitting Needles
A conversion table for UK, US and Metric knitting needles.

Reed Conversions
Table of metric and Imperial measurements for reed sizes.

Ravelry Discussions

Rigid Heddle Looms – Newbie Questions
Weaving Pattern Books

Learning to Weave

Weaving Within Reach: Beautiful Woven Projects by Hand or by Loom

Weaving Western Sakiori: A Modern Guide for Rag Weaving

The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
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Tables of Metric Conversions: aa050597

Metric Conversion Tables

English Metric
1 in. 2.54 cm
.39 in 1 cm
1 ft. 30.48 cm
1 yd. (3 ft.) .91 m.
39.4 in. 1 m.
1 oz. 28 gr.
1 lb. 454 gr.
2.2 lb. 1 kg.

Worsted Wool Yarn Conversions

Size/Ply =(560 x size)/ply YPP
1s (560 x 1)/1 560
16s (560 x 16)/1 8960
16s2 (560 x 16)/2 4480

Cotton Yarn Conversions

Cotton Count
Size/Ply =(840 x size)/ply YPP
1 (840 x 1)/1 840
6/2 (840 x 6)/2 2520
8/2 (840 x 8)/2 3360
10/2 (840 x 10)/2 4200
12/2 (840 x 12)/2 5040
6/3 (840 x 6)/3 1680
8/4 (840 x 8)/4 1680
8/6 (840 x 8)/6 1120

Linen Yarn Conversion

Lea (Nel) =(300 x lea)/ply YPP Nm Tex
meters/gram gram wt. per 1000 m.
No. 1 Lea (300 x 1)/1 300 .6 nm 1659 Tex
No. 4 (300 x 4)/1 1200 2.4 nm 420 Tex
No. 8 (300 x 8/1 2400 4.8 nm 165 Tex
No. 10 (300 x 10)/1 3000 6 nm 165 Tex
No.12 (300 x 12)/1 3600 7.2 nm 138 Tex
No. 16 (300 x 16)/1 4800 9.6 nm 103 Tex
No. 20 (300 x 20)/1 6000 12 nm 83 Tex

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Other Conversion Charts

Table of Setts

Crochet Hook Sizes
A table for conversion of crochet hook sizes: metric, US and UK.

Knitting Needles
A conversion table for UK, US and Metric knitting needles.

Reed Conversions
Table of metric and Imperial measurements for reed sizes.

Weaving Pattern Books

Rug Weaving Techniques: Beyond the Basics
Concise instructions and explanatory diagrams techniques for plain weave, twill and block weaves.
UK: Rug Weaving Techniques

The Woven Bag: 30+ Projects from Small Looms (Writers Digest Guides)
Each bag is created using small looms, such as potholder looms, frame looms and knotted mesh looms.
UK: The Woven Bag

Handwoven Laces
Hand weavers can use a loom to quickly produce lovely lacy fabrics. The loom-controlled textures depend upon groups of threads that work together and do not reveal their full effect until the cloth comes off the loom.


Hand weaving pattern books

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