8/2 Un-Mercerized Brassard Cotton Weaving Yarn ~ Yellow
$ 12.50 USD
A warm yellow 8/2 un-mercerized cotton weaving yarn.
Perfect for dish towels, hand towels, placemats, and tablecloths. Absorbent, washable, durable cotton weaving yarn. Made in Canada.
3,360 yards per lb. Recommended sett of 15-30 epi. Comes on a 1/2 lb tube with 1,680 yards.
I am a fairly new weaver. I bought the 8/2 cotton in black and natural to experiment with color-and-weave on my 15" Cricket. I made the Color-and-Weave Sampler from "The Weaver's Idea Book" (Jane Patrick), using it doubled in a 12-dent reed. It created a very nice fabric and I planned to make some light weight dish towels with it. But when my 25-year-old son saw the sampler, he asked for a houndstooth scarf. I tried to talk him into a lightweight wool or alpaca, but he wanted cotton. He was right, it made a beautiful, soft scarf with a nice crisp pattern. A lovely weight for spring/fall. I've given up the towel plan and have ordered more colors for more scarves!
This yarn is a beautiful color, it is also soft and lightweight! I did notice that towards the end, it was hard to keep the yarns tight and separated, so I ended up cutting my project about 6in shorter than I would have liked.
I was able to create a nice rolled hem on my project which was nice. It was nice to be able to wash and dry the fabric too!
I was impressed at how soft this yarn was, especially for cotton yarn. However once I started weaving with it, I realized it was very fuzzy and it sheds a ton of fibers into the air, settling on my clothes, on the furniture, on the floor, in my eyes, and in my nose. This yarn is nice but doesn’t make for a very pleasant weaving experience. Hope the excess fibers come out with wet finishing!
Unmercerized yarn is my favorite for baby blankets, bath towels and summer tops.
I loved working with this cotton yarn. Combined it with the 8/2 white to make log cabin kitchen towels.