This is my sixth cone of Duet cotton linen yarn. I like the content of the yarn, good feel, easy to weave with. My favorite thing about Duet is the color combination in each cone. The bicolor creates depth in the woven piece.
Last year I purchased almost every color in the Duet line. No projects were planned. The colors almost shimmer, the slub is visually and tactically inviting and a cotton linen combination is a lifelong favorite blend.
This year, after months of gazing at these beautiful cones of shimmering color, a project evolved. The rigid heddle loom was warped with every color of Duet, minus the Pearl. The Pearl became the weft. It allows the warp to shine. The wide array of colors in the warp remain shimmery and clear. The stripes are thin in the warp yet remain distinct.
This weaving experience has been liberating and joyous. I am a novice weaver who treasures color and texture. Experimenting with this wondrous, lustrous fiber is a delight. Even with errors in tensioning, a few broken strands that allowed me to practice a weavers knot, and the constant work to keep selvedges even, I have been nothing less than delighted to have this beautiful, elegant fiber to learn with. While there are less expensive, lovely options to learn on, the Duet draws me in, inveigles me to improve, to do my very best. I don’t want to give up. The colors, the textures, the fiber content speaks to me.
Lastly, in this very lengthy recommendation, Emma and Christine have been invaluable and ever so encouraging. I am a Gist fan for life.
Used a combination of Duet and Mallo to weave fabric to reupholster a stool, turned out great, fabric is beautiful and worked perfectly in this project.
The thread is gorgeous. Unfortunately I haven't had time to warp the loom! It is calling to me.