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Weaving Yarn for Tea Towels and Placemats

Interested in weaving tea towels and placemats, and curious what materials you should use? Here you're looking for washable, durable, soft fibers. The best weaving yarn choices for tea towels and placemats are cotton, linen, or cottolin (a blend of linen and cotton).
Duet Cotton / Linen Weaving Yarn
2 slubby plies of US grown cotton + 1 ply of French 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.

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.
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Mallo Cotton Slub Weaving Yarn
Mallo is a gorgeous thick and thin cotton slub yarn that is sure to be a new favorite. Suitable for warp and weft, this wonderful textured yarn is great for super absorbent towels.

Use it on a rigid heddle, table, or floor loom. Recommended sett of 8 -16 epi. Cotton grown in the USA - 55% organic / 45% conventional. Spun and dyed in North Carolina. Comes on 1/2 lb. (8 oz) cones with about 750 yards per cone.

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8/2 Un-Mercerized Cotton Weaving Yarn ~ Brassard
This 8/2 un-mercerized cotton weaving yarn is perfect for dish towels, hand towels, placemats, and tablecloths. It is absorbent, washable, durable cotton weaving yarn, that is smoother and more tightly spun than UKI. Made in Canada.

3,360 yards per lb. Comes on a 1/2 lb tube with 1,680 yards.
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8/4 Un-Mercerized Cotton Weaving Yarn ~ Brassard
8/4 Un-Mercerized Cotton Weaving Yarn ~ Brassard
Perfect for towels, tablecloths, curtains, and more. Made in Canada.

1,680 yards per lb. Recommended sett of 12 epi. Comes on a 1/2 lb tube with 840 yards.
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8/3 Un-Mercerized Cotton Weaving Yarn
This isn't your run-of-the-mill weaving cotton! It's thick ( a bit thicker than 8/2), high-quality, unmercerized weaving yarn that I import directly from Italy. Huge skeins that are almost 1 lb. (400 grams). 2,220 yards per lb, approximately 1,950 yards on this skein.
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Cotton / Linen Weaving Yarn
A 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.
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Linen Weaving Yarn
This gorgeous wetspun linen yarn comes directly from a mill in northern Lithuania that has been spinning linen yarn for 88 years. Perfect for making hand towels and table runners. Read all about it and see the full range of colors here. The yarn is plied with 3 strands, 2,970 yards per lb. on 1/2 lb cones. Suitable for warp and weft, 32 wpi with a recommended sett of 16-22 epi. Each cone has approximately 1,680 yards.

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