Duet Cotton / Linen Weaving Yarn ~ Coral
$ 23.00 USD
Duet - GIST's first line of weaving yarn. Coral is a bright, saturated pink.
2 slubby plies of US grown cotton + 1 ply of European tow linen. A beautiful, textured yarn designed especially for weavers. Strong enough for warp, soft enough to wear next to skin, and hardy enough for kitchen towels. Truly a versatile yarn that we hope will become a beloved staple on your loom for many kinds of projects. Comes on ¼ lb. (4 oz) cones with 600 yards per cone.
55% linen / 45% cotton. 2,390 ypp. Suitable for warp and weft, on rigid heddle, table, and floor looms. Recommended sett of 12-16 epi. Machine wash on cool. Air dry or machine dry (air drying preserves the life of linen longer). Linen gets a softer and lovelier hand with each washing.
Spun and dyed in North Carolina.
This is a wonderful place to purchase yarn, so friendly and helpful. The Duet yarns are great! My towels are so nice, I gifted a few and my friend won't use them as towels. She says, much too nice to use and afraid her husband will use the for his hands ( we all know ). She uses them on her dresser and shelves. The yarn was very easy to use and very clean, I enjoyed working with it. The towels are absorbent and feel so nice. I do use them in my kitchen, I need to know what yarns work well as towels. The colors are very nice, I love them. I used my own color combinations and also tried and 8/2 cotton to try and compare. Well, the Duet feels so special I'd have to say I prefer it over the 8/2 cotton. They both work great but this, Duet, is really really nice. Duet is towel on the right. I would highly recommend the Duet yarn.
This shop offers great customer service and is available for questions on any of their products, yarns or patterns. Christine is so very helpful with choosing yarns.
I highly recommend this online yarn shop.
I'm a novice weaver. When I started at the beginning of lockdown, I had a goal of working with linen. Didn't have great results with other yarn I tried, but I warped and wefted with Duet, and it worked like a charm.
While I love the colors, the feel and the drape of this yarn. I found way too many knots in mine. Big enough that they wouldn’t go through a 12 dent heddle on my 4 shaft loom. I had lots of broken warp threads and pilling because of so many big knots. Maybe I’m doing something wrong?
Making placemats and napkins for Christmas presents this year. The texture of Duet just shines in simple plain weave.