Free Continental US shipping on $135+ orders!

Weaving Inspiration

Here is a selection of weaving projects that are inspiring us this week. Want to be featured? Send us an email or tag your weaving photos with #gistyarn on Instagram! 

Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber
                     
Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber
                     

A luxurious silk and cotton baby wrap (& scarf!) by Mariah Gaar.

Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber
                    
Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber
                     

The Boxy Scarf from Morgan Hale's new collection of hand woven goods.

Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber
                    
Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber
                     

A beautiful clasped weft runner woven on a rigid heddle loom by Jenny Sennott

Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber
                     
Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber
                     

A lovely collection of hemp, silk, cotton & linen scarves by Melissa Hankens.

Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber
                     
Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber
                     

A pair of gorgeous hand-dyed cotton Ikat wall hangings by Kristin Crane

Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber
                     
Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber
                     

A super soft milk cotton diamond twill scarf by Marilla Gonzalez

Inspired? 

Here are a few of the yarns featured in these beautiful projects. Happy Weaving!


Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber

Alpaca 

A cone of this weaving yarn is exactly what you're looking for when you're looking for alpaca: super soft, cushy, and warm. I source this yarn directly from Arequipa, Peru, where it is made in a mill that has been creating high-quality alpaca yarn for over 90 years. 

It comes in two sizes, both suitable for warp: 2/16 laceweight (18-24 epi) or 3/10 sportweight (10-16 epi). 

Available on 1/2 lb and 2.2 lb cones. 


Milk Cotton 

Thick and super soft and delicious. A bright white that can be used as is or dyed. 50% cotton / 50% milk protein fiber.

Made in Canada. 1/2 lb. cone has 600 yards.  16 wpi, recommended sett of 8 - 10 epi

Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber



Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber

Bombyx Silk

A clean white silk yarn ready to be used as is or dyed by you.

This gorgeous silk yarn is sourced from China by Treenway Silks in Colorado. Treenway Silks is will known in the weaving community for their expert dyeing and beautiful quality silk. If you're looking for a truly luxurious weaving yarn, this is it. 

The skein is approximately 100 grams and 1,100 yards. 20/2 yarn with a recommended EPI of 24-28. Suitable for warp and weft.


Italian Cotton/Linen

Gorgeous 50/50 blend of cotton and linen weaving yarn that I import directly from Italy. It is spun and dyed at a small family-run mill in Florence and isn't available for sale anywhere else in the US. You can create something truly beautiful and unique with this. 

Huge skeins that are almost 1 lb. (400 grams). 3,000 yards. Suitable for warp and weft. Recommended epi of 18-24.

Weaving Inspiration Gist Yarn and Fiber
December 27, 2018 — Emma Rhodes

Comments

Patty  Miller

Patty Miller said:

Just gorgeous! How does one weave patterns like that?
Any schools in Florida?

Carole Dean

Carole Dean said:

Does Morgan Hale sell her patterns?
I am very interested in the boxy scarf pattern.
Thanks

Sarah

Sarah said:

Sarah,
I am fairly new rigid heddle weaver :) and my next project is to make dish towels for me and for gifts. I want soft cotton yarn. I was wondering about the Italian cotton/linen blend. It sounds wonderful – would this be suitable? Thank you!

Leave a comment